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Thread #159789   Message #3787145
Posted By: michaelr
25-Apr-16 - 08:14 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: O Bhean A' Ti
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: O Bhean A' Ti
I can find no background on this song, but the references to France and Spain might date it to the 1798 uprising ("the year of the French" which was actually 1796). The Duke of York may be Frederick Augustus (1763-1827), the second son of George III.
Any of our Irish scholars have any information?