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Thread #80492 Message #1468170
Posted By: belfast
22-Apr-05 - 02:28 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Crooked Jack (Dominic Behan)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Crooked Jack by Dominic Behan
So I've spent about an hour looking for my copy of Ireland Sings. You would think I have no life. It's too early to go to the pub.
I finally found it. Price 10/6. Them were the days. Anyway,as far as I'm concerned the music given there is basically Are You There etc. But of course Star of the County Down would work as well.
The name of the writer is given as Wolfe Stephens, presumably a pseudonym of Dominic's. Another presumed pseudonym is Fintan Connolly.
Does anyone have any idea why he needed these pseudonyms? Was he trying to hide what a prolific songwriter he was?