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Thread #152267   Message #4009144
Posted By: mayomick
16-Sep-19 - 02:52 PM
Thread Name: Mrs. McGraw - origins
Subject: RE: Mrs. McGraw - origins
It certainly has comic elements to it ,Steve .But the witty lyric is an example of comic pathos or tragi-comedy can make antiwar and anti recruitment points -it isn't mocking Ms McGrath or the Irish in any cruel way .The version you linked to isn't so different to other versions I've heard.It wouldn't imo indicate that the song started out as anything other than an antiwar song .