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Thread #41161   Message #3960356
Posted By: Mr Red
06-Nov-18 - 03:49 AM
Thread Name: Which Irish Troubles Songs are Offensive
Subject: RE: Which Irish Troubles Songs are Offensive
Linnet? Really? Citation, please - I've never heard that.

my source was Jim Magean. A more knowledgeable Folkie than I.

And with that in mind, you could ask why linnet, and not nightingale, thrush or skylark? It does strike a note (pun intended, I could have said chord).