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Celtaddict Why shout 'MacIntire'? (107* d) RE: Why shout 'MacIntire'? 02 Apr 10

I am surprised no one has mentioned the likelihood of 'MacIntire' being rhyming slang for 'fire' which to me makes the most sense. This also fits in with the music hall origins of the song as well as fitting the meter and the way the song is typically sung. I have not ever seen the original sheet music, though.

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