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Thread #80463   Message #1467850
Posted By: ejsant
22-Apr-05 - 07:56 AM
Thread Name: Tune Req: The Wexford Lovers
Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Wexford Lovers
Greetings Martin and Q,

Thank you. I have the song as part of what Robert Wright put together in the collection Irish Emigrant Ballads and Songs in the 1970's. There is no reference to time of origin. This version of the song may have been collected over here which may explain any minor differences in the verses, especially the spelling of Taghmon.

I read the version in the Bodleian collection and that's the song I have with very minor differences. I was told that Paddy Barry (?) compiled two books of County Wexford songs. I'll try to find those and see if the song is in there.

Thank you both again.