Talk:The Vicar of Bray
Opera versus folk song
The traditional English folk song has its own article. Does the stuff from this article about the historical personages and scientific theory belong here in the opera article, or in the song article? --Ssilvers 16:21, 11 August 2006 (UTC)
- It's a bit of a mess, actually. This article, The Vicar of Bray, is not solely about the opera, but about the opera, the song, and a theory of evolution. The song article, The Vicar of Bray (song), is mainly just the text of the song plus annotations. I haven't really figured out what to do about it. Marc Shepherd 16:26, 11 August 2006 (UTC)
- I've sort of co-opted the article to be about the opera, now, and I suggest that most of the stuff about the song be moved to the song's article. Not sure what to do about the historical people section and the scientific theory section. The song's article needs a good reference to the opera, especially if they are going to share any of the historical stuff. I'll let you think about it and advise me of your opinion. --Ssilvers 17:52, 11 August 2006 (UTC)
- The problem is that the song is far more well known. The opera and film are each different. The original vicar seems to have been earlier than all three. I have turned the article around a bit. --Henrygb 22:08, 29 October 2006 (UTC)
Date of song?
This article doesn't cite any references. When was the song written? When did the song appear in print? A search using Google books finds the song in "The London Magazine, Or, Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer" published in 1732 - but (frustratingly) only extracts of the book are available online (scanned from a copy at the Uni of Michigan). 126.96.36.199 (talk) 11:45, 11 June 2008 (UTC)