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Len Wallace Chords: The Rare Ould Times (Pete St. John) (42) RE: Info on 'Dublin in the Rare Old Times'? 12 Aug 99

I sing this song a lot, but have made a major change to one lyric.

Instead of singing:

"I lost her to a student lad, with skin as black as coal . .. "

I sing:

"I lost to a student lad with a heart as black as coal..."

I did this years ago playing in Irish pubs in the Detroit area. The pervasivenss of racism amongst some in the audience bothered me and I felt that under those circumstances those words would feed that racism to the unthinking, ignorant few.

Len Wallace

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