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mg Origins: Songs from Ireland Popular in the US (20) RE: Origins: Songs from Ireland Popular in the US 18 Mar 20


I am related to a huge donovan clan from skibbereen.. i also have the words to a "new song from skibbereen", which is not new but i don't know how old it is. i will post sooner or later. I have some doubts about this article but they may be right. one of the most interesting songs of famine was give me three grains of corn mother. it sounds very victorian and overdone. except for the small fact that it is true. based on a coroner's report in county mayo..was read by someone in midwestern US soon after and she wrote the words. just give me three grains of corn mother and i will make it through the night. there was a later tune put to it which i think was unmemorable but i recently came across it sung in us as a bluegrass? festival with a good tune. Anyway, in coroner's report and/or story they said they searched the boy's pockets and found three grains of corn.


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