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Darby and Joan

Posted by Taupe on December 17, 2007

Darby and Joan. Searching, I find your site has no official entry, but has an archived reference to a 1735 ballad. And there's nothing to explain its path into my own reading, apparently to describe an old, comfortable-together couple. What's its history between 1735 and recent times? Did someone popularize it? Is or was it a common phrase?