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boglion Lyr Req: Raglan Road, is it 'pledge' or 'play' ? (72* d) RE: Raglan Road, is it 'pledge' or 'play' ? 26 Dec 02


It DOES matter because Patrick Kavanagh was a serious poet who would have crafted every word. He does rhyme fairly meticulously and I would be surprised if it were "play" rather than "pledge". I sing the song myself after taking a long time to understand it and I use "pledge".

I had a look on the internet and came across both versions as well as another less plausible version. There does not seem to be a definitive answer easily available.


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