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Len Wallace Origins: Viva La Quince Brigada (Christy Moore?) (35) RE: Christy Moore: Song composer? 06 Sep 99


The original song, "Viva La Quince Brigada" was written in Spain in 1936. No problem there.

The song he sings to the same title on his recording "Ride On" is a very different song.

I perform both songs, the original following the song Christy Moore recorded dealing specifically with the James connolly Battalion that went to fight Franco in '36. And recorded it that way in 1988 on my first recording.

Originally i thought Christy wrote the first song which begins "Years before I saw the light of morning, a comradeship of heroes was laid..."


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