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Posted By: dulcimer
14-Dec-97 - 07:21 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Rosin the Bow? / The Good in Living
Subject: RE: Rosin the Bow
I'm sure BruceO. can be more specific and accurate, but having played Rosin and other Irish tunes, I find it very similiar to Down in the Sally Gardens and Men of the West (referring to an uprising at the end of the 1800 century in Ireland.) The tune was used many times during the 1800 as a tune to political songs--ie, praising Lincoln in 1860.