Mudcat Café message #2193232 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #2201   Message #2193232
Posted By: Dave'sWife
13-Nov-07 - 11:36 PM
Thread Name: Shool, shool, shool la rue
Subject: RE: Shool, shool, shool la rue
Guest Tara, in various other threads and in some fakelore about this song, (as opposed to fokelore), people attribute it to the time of the Wild Geese and suggest that she is discussing going with him. If you look up under "Related Threads" at the top and begin clicking on those links and reading all those threads, you'll find a wealth of information and speculation.

I have my own question - does anyone know whose version of Johnny has Gone For A Soldier that is sung over the closing credits of The History Channels episodes of The Civil War Journal? I have watched the running credits several time and no mention is made. It is sung by a woman with a clear bell-tone voice and she tends to drop just a tiny touch flat on the last word of the second line of each verse and it's quite effective - very haunting.