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Thread #7985   Message #1541209
Posted By: Le Scaramouche
12-Aug-05 - 02:44 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Siul a Ruin
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Suil a Ruin
It bugs me when people immediately assume that because her love has gone to France to seek his fortune he's with the Wild Geese.
Given the earliest date published, it's far more logical that he's a soldier fighting against Napoleon and company. Look at soldier songs from the same period, they use similar phrases.