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Thread #23327   Message #2660135
Posted By: GUEST,Martin Sheridan
19-Jun-09 - 08:48 AM
Thread Name: Lyr ADD: The Creggan White Hare
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Creggan White Hare
Not sure which came first but there is a song here in Donegal which is either based on this or this is based on it. It was penned I am told by my father's uncle but again I do not know dates.

Very few people knew the words but an old guy used to sing this in the pub from time to time and I got his daughter to get the words from him for me.

Thankfully I did as he passed away recently. I have made a make shift recording of it but as I do not know the song very well it's not great. I chanced to hear a recording of the "Creggan white Hare" then and realised it was the same song with different words.

If anyone intereested I can send on the words of the song. It is called "The Roisin(pronounced Roshin) Brown Hare". Roisin is a townland near Rathmullan in Donegal.