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Robby Help: American Songs with Celtic Roots (32) RE: Help: American Songs with Celtic Roots 29 May 01


"Farwell to Tarwathie" may be a song about the whalers from Scotland, but you can hear the same tune in the American "cowboy" song "The Railroad Corral".

Also, the Union Civil War Song "Marching Through Georgia" can be heard in the Irish Rovers recording of "Come In" on their Unicorn LP back about 1968 or so.

richardw mentioned about songs migrating the other way. My understanding that the tune for the Fenian song "God Save Ireland" was taken entirely from an American Civil War march. Parts of that song were later used in the 1970s for "Jesus Loves The Little Children".

Robby


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