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Thread #67594   Message #1137678
Posted By: LadyJean
16-Mar-04 - 12:09 AM
Thread Name: oral tradition - 'celtic' singing in usa
Subject: RE: oral tradition - 'celtic' singing in usa
I have been told that the American tune "Bonaparte's Retreat" began as an Irish tune called "The Eagle's Whistle". I know that an Irish tune called "The Beggarman" is called "The Red Haired Lad" here in the U.S. I also know that I danced strasthpeys to a tune very similar to the song my Kentucky cousins sang, "Will your horse carr double Uncle Joe Uncle Joe." and that The Chieftains played it as a finale at one of their concerts.