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Thread #44455   Message #993775
Posted By: GUEST
30-Jul-03 - 06:54 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Patriot Game
Subject: RE: Patriot Game
Somehow the "bawnoge" link in Bantry Girls' Lament wound up here. So this comment is about that song. In the first two verses the term "patriarch" appears; in the context of the song and the tradition of Irishmen fighting overseas, it makes sense to me that the term should be "patriot," not patriarch.

R. Singer