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Thread #162110 Message #4049175
Posted By: GUEST
28-Apr-20 - 04:55 PM
Thread Name: Origins: As I Roved Out - last verse
Subject: RE: Origins: As I Roved Out - last verse
This song is a metaphor for the Irish men who fought in the British Army, which is made clear in the last verse. The ‘lassie with the land’ is England and the true love in the meadow is Ireland, home. I hope this is of help!