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Posted By: MartinRyan
18-Sep-00 - 05:05 PM
Thread Name: Whistling Gypsy - prejudice?
Subject: RE: BS: Whistling Gypsy

Got it. The collection "Abair Amhrán" gives a song under the title "An Spailpín Fánach" which is clearly a trnslation of Maguire's song and intended to be sung to the same air. It states:"Proinsias Ó Maonaigh a d'aistrigh"

Carol's set is a translation of the older Irish song of that title which is not really related to the thread topic IMHO.