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Thread #3058   Message #14546
Posted By: Bruce
12-Oct-97 - 03:59 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier
Subject: RE: Johnny Has Gone For A Soldier
According to a note in 'Journal of the Irish Folk Song Society' (where the Gaelic text is given) the line you quoted is from a translation by Dr. Douglas Hyde of a rewritten version of 'Shul Agra' by A. P. Graves.