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Thread #67723   Message #1134663
Posted By: Kevin Sheils
12-Mar-04 - 07:55 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Are You Ready for a War?/We are the Irish
Subject: RE: 'We are the Irish'
There's a version recorded by Alan Lomax from Schoolchildren in Trinidad in 1962 which uses the Roman/English soldier format as in Joe's post above but after the we will give you none of it verse follows an interesting pattern of

We will bring a policeman etc

We aint 'fraid no policeman etc

We will bring a big-foot man etc

We aint 'fraid no big-foot man etc

We will bring a sore foot man etc

We aint 'fraid no sore footman etc

We will bring a jigger-foot man etc

We aint 'fraid no jigger-foot man etc

Then the are you ready for a fight verses

It's on The Rounder "Brown Girl in the Ring" CD in the Lomax collection.