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Thread #30244   Message #387352
Posted By: GUEST,Ganainm
01-Feb-01 - 08:24 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: An Cruskeen Lawn
Subject: RE: The words of An Cruskeen Lawn
Actually there is an all-Irish language version of 'An Cruiscin Lan'(sorry about the absence of the 'fada'). The song features on a collection of songs by the late great Nioclas Toibin, called Rinn na nGael.

I've heard it said that it was a drinking song of The Irish Brigades in the armies of various European 'anciens regimes'in the 17th and 18th centuries.