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Thread #66702   Message #1226940
Posted By: Nerd
16-Jul-04 - 10:37 AM
Thread Name: Whiskey in the Jar - Irish? Appalachian?
Subject: RE: Whiskey in the Jar - Irish? Appalachian?
The title isn't "Drinking from a Jar," but "Whiskey in the Jar," which could just refer to a place to store the moonshine. Anyway, the title often isn't "Whiskey in the Jar" either, but "Gilgarra Mountain," "Kilgary Mountain," "The Sporting hero," etc, etc, etc....

I agree with you that it's not an American song, but not with your reasoning.