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Thread #94702 Message #2893792
Posted By: Jim Dixon
24-Apr-10 - 10:42 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: After Aughrim's Great Disaster
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: After Aughrim's Great Disaster
GUEST,^&*: I suppose you're right about rieved, but my source does say revived. Now that annoys me: it makes me wonder whether all those other textual differences I so carefully documented were worth the trouble.
It also struck me as odd that, comparing the 2 versions, some of the pronouns are different:
your vs. our
you vs. we
them vs. us
But since I am ignorant of the history behind this song, as well as the Gaelic song that this English song was supposedly based on, I am unable to judge which version makes more sense.
Can anyone else clarify these discrepancies?