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Thread #18702   Message #363772
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
26-Dec-00 - 09:29 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Warlike Lads of Russia
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The War-Like Lads of Russia
So far as I can tell, all recorded versions of "Warlike Lads of Russia" derive from the Nic Jones set, though it has occasionally been recorded by people who assumed that the whole thing was traditional Irish, presumably because they hadn't taken the trouble to do a little basic research.  I can't place the tune that Jones set the text to, though it has some superficial resemblance to the "A" part of "Off to California".