The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #77129   Message #1372379
Posted By: triskelle
05-Jan-05 - 05:02 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Castle of Dromore
Subject: RE: Origins: Castle of Dromore
It is a nice song indeed (sometimes I hum it for my niece, I don't want to scare her by actually singing it).
The fact that the words are English is not surprising, several "traditional Irish" songs are translated in English. In act several songs in the top of the "Irish Traditional Song List" (such as "Danny Boy", "It's a Long Way to Tipperary" and "Molly Malone") aren't even written by Irish authors.