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Thread #83746   Message #1644138
Posted By: GUEST,tonyo
08-Jan-06 - 11:35 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Bantry Girl's Lament
Subject: RE: Origins: Bantry Girls lament
A few points:

1. Jimmy Crowley has a couple of recorded versions of this song; from 1979 on "Camp House Ballads" 1979 with Stoker's Lodge and from 1998 on "Uncorked" solo and live. Jimmy (a Corkman) himself declares on the notes to Uncorked; "I mistook the locale for years and didn't realise there was another Bantry, in North Co. Wexford, where this love song from the Peninsular Wars comes from".

2. There is no place called Moneyhore in Wexford but there is a Moneymore.

3. O'Lochlainn's first name is/was Colm, at least according to my edition of both his collections.