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Thread #19360 Message #3893457
Posted By: GUEST,JTT
12-Dec-17 - 02:14 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: 'Oirland was Oirland...'
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Oirland was Oirland...'
Incidentally, Americans may not know this, but spelling Ireland as 'Oirland' and Irish as 'Oirish' is a sneering British thing, mocking what our accent sounds like to them, and also suggesting that Ireland isn't (they wish!) a 'real' country.
This song, whose first verse or perhaps chorus is occasionally quoted in old books, seems to have sunk without trace, and from the sound of it that's no harm!