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Thread #63103 Message #1022445
Posted By: mack/misophist
21-Sep-03 - 10:58 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Fire Maringo / Fire Marengo
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fire Maringo
The Battle of Marengo (1800 - French Revolutionary Wars) was fought on land, but the name is interesting. Could it be that Irish soldiers in the French army liked the rhythm of the word so much that they used it as a burden in other songs?