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Thread #91381   Message #1738115
Posted By: DMcG
11-May-06 - 12:44 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Crazy Man Michael (Richard Thompson)
Subject: RE: Crazy Man Michael Misheard lyric?
Are you sure this is not just a coincidence?   There doesn't seem to be anything else in the song that indicates an Irish connection. Did Richard Thompson know all this when he wrote the song?

Of course, it's quite possible he did know this and use it, but I'd like some supporting evidence rather than just one ambiguous sound. Failing that, I'd say its a good example of the process McGrath referred to.