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Thread #21125 Message #4011252
Posted By: Jim Carroll
30-Sep-19 - 02:53 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Kitty Alone
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kitty Alone
"Recording of Uncle Rat by Elizabeth Cronin "
There's a nice BBC recording of it sung by Thomas Moran of Country Leitrim
He said he learned it from a neighbour who "never crossed a cow track" (never travelled anywhere)
This is said to be the first folk song ever mentioned in literature (in 1549 in "Weddeburn's Compalyt of Scotland"
It's described as a "shepherds song"