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Tinwhistler Favorite Celtic songs for singing (100* d) RE: Favorite Celtic songs for singing 21 Aug 98

I knew you'd not let me down, Mudcatters! Thanks to you all.

Alice-Pretty Maid Milking a Cow is a beautiful tune. I play it in figerstyle guitar as an instumental--does it have words? I guess it must, but I've never heard them. Isn't it also the song that belonged to the faeries and was so beautiful that whoever heard it was bewitched?

Looking through my Solas albums I found that you are right, Susan-Marie. Karan Casey seems to like upbeat songs. In addition to the ones you mention there's Nil Ni La, The Newry Highwayman (a little sad, but still upbeat), Adieu Lovely Nancy (one of my favorites to sing, but I change the words a little. I don't think the sailor intended to deceive!), ALilu na Bhana (beautiful). Can't wait til their next album!

Thank you for the lyrics, which brought a smile and made me chuckle.


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