Mudcat Café message #428696 The Mudcat Café TM
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Posted By: MartinRyan
29-Mar-01 - 04:26 PM
Thread Name: Roddy McCorley: date of origin ?
Subject: RE: Roddy McCorley: date of origin ?
The two songs are unconnected, other than as to subject. The "Come Tender hearted christians.." one is definitely the earlier - O'Lochlainn refers to it in a book by Petrie in 1882 - and reckons it is near contemporary to 1798.

Regards

p.s. The Gaelic version of "Oh see the fleet foot hosts.." given in the earlier looks like a relatively recent translation.