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[Note 329.1] This song is redolent of the class prejudice of its time. It seems to be based on an item by William Makepeace Thackeray published in Punch magazine in 1845 (See Bar 553, Jeames of Buckley Square). The book from which this text was taken was published in 1856 but the song may be somewhat older than that. Buckley square A reference to Berkeley Square in London. Home to some of the wealthiest people in Britain.

 

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