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Thread #6329   Message #2145964
Posted By: CapriUni
10-Sep-07 - 07:57 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/Tune Add: Over the Mountain (Boys of the Lough
Subject: RE: Song Add:Over The Mountain(Boys of the Lough)
I happened to hear this song, by chance, last night, when I turned on the radio as I climbed into bed.

I was only half awake, at the time, so I didn't catch the performer's name, but in his version, the two were "married on the altar of Hymen" (which, I think, just means they took the marriage business into their own hands... so to speak). And he also had a verse about how her parents' anger soon blew over.

I remember thinking how odd it is, to hear a completely happy love song in the folk (or any other) tradition...