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Thread #4551   Message #25029
Posted By: Martin Ryan
03-Apr-98 - 03:54 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Irish folk songs
Subject: RE: irish folk songs
What did the Irish have to do with Bonny Prince Charlie? About as much as they had with Napoleon! In fact, the relationship is very similar - we developed a habit of expecting foreigners to come to our "rescue". Bit like a cargo cult?

To the best of my knowledge, "Mo Giolla Mear" was written in Irish towards the end of the 18th century. I heard someone mention the author lately, but don't recall it. He had Scottish connections and consciously used a Scottish tune. Does "The White COckade" ring a bell?