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Thread #7739 Message #3781394
Posted By: Fergie
26-Mar-16 - 08:32 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Recruiting Sergeant
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Recruiting Sergeant
The confusion concerning the authorship of The Recruiting Sergeant may arise because Peader Kearney wrote an anti-recruiting song the title of which was Sergeant William Bailey. Kearney's nephew Dominic Behan was known to sing both of these songs and I suspect that somewhere along the line Kearney's name became mistakenly associated with The Recruiting Sergeant.