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Thread #44455   Message #2320578
Posted By: ard mhacha
20-Apr-08 - 06:46 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Patriot Game
Subject: RE: Origins: Patriot Game
Big Tim in a previous Thread inquired as to the meaning of `when Moneymore come round, and they will weep that their bold captain is nowhere to be found` in the song, `The Bantry girls lament`.
The term Moneymore could apply to a pattern or a fair, and the faction fights which took place at some fairs, mostly in the province of Munster, the captain was the term used to describe the leaders of the factions.
I have also seen Moneymore spelt as mon-na -hoor.
Delia Murphy was the first person I heard sing `The Bantry girls lament`