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Posted By: Susanne (skw)
20-Feb-02 - 08:57 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Patriot Game
Subject: RE: Patriot Game
Notes on the song 'Sean South' on Dominic Behan's album 'Easter Week and After'

[1965:] Sean South was killed in action while attacking Brookeborough R.U.C. Barracks on New Year's Night [1 Jan] 1957. He was a Limerick man and his death seemed to stir the people's imagination deeply. There are at least two other songs written in his memory. The tune of this one is 'The Banks of Yarrow'. (Paddy Tunney, notes Dominic Behan, 'Easter Week and After')

And Big Tim informed Mudcatters on 12 April last year: "Sean South was born on 8th February 1928 in Henry Street in the City centre area of Limerick, not actually the Garryowen area, so a smidgeon of poetic licence there."