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Thread #91381 Message #1738177
Posted By: Declan
11-May-06 - 01:49 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Crazy Man Michael (Richard Thompson)
Subject: RE: Crazy Man Michael Misheard lyric?
Speaking of co-incidences my name in Gaelic is Deaglán Ó Fáith which means descended from the Fáith.
The word Piseog is often used colloqually in Ireland to mean superstition in general. I've alo heard the word sung as Mist-O which I presumed meant that his mind went foggy.
Given that the song is relatively recent (35-40 years at this stage) it would appear that the process has been working overtime on this one.