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Thread #111051   Message #3927466
Posted By: Helen
27-May-18 - 05:04 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: For Ireland I'd Not Tell Her Name
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: For Ireland I'd Not Tell Her Name
bubblyrat, if you still want the answer to your question in 2008 and on 13 Oct 14 - 06:37 AM

"But nobody else ( yet ! ) agrees with me that it was the "theme music" for the Australian TV series " Ben Hall " !! Like, was it or wasn't it ??? (Like !). "

My answer is that I don't know. I never saw the Ben Hall series back in 1975. (Poor student at the time, no access to TV in that period.)

Here is a video of the opening credits. It doesn't sound like the For Ireland tune to me, unless it has been beefed up so much that it is unrecognisable to me, but please feel free to disagree with me. If the loud background accompaniment was taken away, and the melody alone could be heard, and the rhythm changed to a more traditional feel, then perhaps there may be some similarity.

BEN HALL - 1975 - Jon Finch - Nobody's Man - Series Music by Bruce Smeaton