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Thread #73583 Message #3552001
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
23-Aug-13 - 02:20 AM
Thread Name: Gone the rainbow PP&M translation
Subject: RE: Gone the rainbow PP&M translation
I believe the Irish song 'Siul a ruin' (that may not be spelled right) is about a disappointed lover, walking and thinking.
The American song is about a mother singing to her baby. The father (Johnny) has gone to war, and the mother has sold her spinning wheel and flax to provide him with a sword.
See one version here: