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Thread #1720   Message #3851783
Posted By: GUEST,Martin Ryan
22-Apr-17 - 02:36 AM
Thread Name: Sailor's Prayer (Tom Lewis)-Send Down a Dove Songs
Subject: RE: Sailor's Prayer (Tom Lewis)-Send Down a Dove Songs
The good sister's Kerry connections may not be totally coincidental. There are lots of snatches of such doggerel that fit the rhythm of Kerry polkas - a form of heavily accented dance tune played mostly on squeeze boxes of various types. They're often used as mnemonics to remember the tune - or as dandling songs for children.


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