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Thread #2276   Message #1158477
Posted By: GUEST,SLWagner
10-Apr-04 - 02:14 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Fiddler's Green
Subject: RE: Fiddler's Green
Maybe you guys can help me. I THOUGHT Fiddler's Green was what I need, but apparently its not old enough. I'm working on a book of fiction which deals with sailors, pirates and privateers. I just finished a rather touching scene of a burial at sea which included the ten year old Irish cabin boy. I want to make a reference to a song appropriate for the late 1600s (there abouts. I've made no specific references to actual date, so I have a bit of leeway, about 70 years or so) that the crew might begin to sing to bid a poignent farewell to the boy. Something for a sailor, a farewell, see you in the better place... a fiddler's green kind of thing.

Can you guys think of ANYTHING that might work? The best stuff (Danny boy and Fiddler's Green) aren't traditional or old enough and I'm a little twitchy about my facts. Or do you, in general, thing I could get away with using Fiddler's Green (the mention, no words or anything).

email me at or here, if you think of anything. Any and all help is appreciated.
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