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Thread #83746   Message #3794212
Posted By: GUEST,john dean
07-Jun-16 - 07:37 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Bantry Girl's Lament
Subject: RE: Origins: Bantry Girls lament
If the verse with peelers is original , it might place the song after the napoleonic wars but in the "Carlist" civil war in Spain in the 1840s [?], when an unofficial "British" brigade was raised in Britain and Ireland to fight for the previous kings daughter rather than [ the pretender,] Don Carlos,
giving emphasis to "fighting the dirty king of spain ".