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Thread #67723   Message #1903323
Posted By: GUEST,chloe w
08-Dec-06 - 07:10 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Are You Ready for a War?/We are the Irish
Subject: RE: 'We are the Irish'
Came across your thread whilst googling the title of a Manx song. We have an 8 bar tune collected in the Isle of Man during the 1890s by Dr. J. Clague and W.H. Gill. Their words are:

Are you ready for a fight?
We are the Rovers.
We are ready for the fight,
We are the Roman soldiers.

The tune is almost identical to the Joe Offer's midi tune.