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AmyLove Lyr Req: Willy Reilly (15) RE: Lyr Req: Willy Reilly 13 Nov 16


I would've loved to have seen that play. I'm going to watch the film eventually. I started reading the Carleton novel last night. (It was my plan to read the novel that got me exploring the song.) There's some interesting information about the song in the Preface to the First Edition ( here ), which I recommend reading even if one isn't interested in reading the novel. Apparently there were a number of vulgar versions of the song. If anyone here has information about this, please share.

In this mudcat thread about Willy Reilly, Peggy Seeger's version is mentioned. You can listen to it here and look at the lyrics and some remarks Seeger made about the song here.


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