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Thread #103495   Message #2109208
Posted By: mack/misophist
23-Jul-07 - 09:47 AM
Thread Name: Harris and the Mare - murder or not?
Subject: RE: Harris and Mare - murder or not?
Without checking the words to be certain, my recollection is that the 'victim' had stated an intent to rape the narrator's wife. The bystanders appear to side with the 'victim' because of the narrator's 'conchie' politics. I read somewhere once that the song is based on a real event but no details were given.