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Reinhard Origins: Galway Shawl - author (43) RE: Origins: Galway Shawl - author 29 Dec 20


Corrections would be difficult to make, Joe, since the DT version like those posted by RunRig Fan gives no source to compare to. But the town in the first line is Oranmore, not Orenmore.

According to Discogs, the only Dubliners recording of The Galway Shawl seems to be on their 1992 album "30 Years A-Greying".

I wonder where the DT version with the now usual phrase "bonnet with (a) ribbon(s) on it" comes from. Bridget Kealy in Sam Henry's Songs of the People (1936) sings "a pink sunbonnet with roses on it", and Margaret Berry (1956) sings "a bonnet with red roses on it".


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