Mudcat Café message #32467 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #5651   Message #32467
Posted By: Håvard
13-Jul-98 - 03:56 PM
Thread Name: Origin: When You and I were Young Maggie
Subject: RE: When You and I were Young Maggie
Seàn O'Casey used the tune from George W.Johnsons song "When you and I were young Maggie" in his play "The Plough and the Stars" (which I believe is the same one that caused riots among the audience) - changing the title/song to suit the lead character Nora Clitheroe. However, when De Danann (with Mary Black) recorded this song they used the "Nora"-song lyrics, changing only the name Nora back to Maggie (but not singing the original song)