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Thread #72825   Message #4085138
Posted By: Richard Mellish
27-Dec-20 - 07:08 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Galway Shawl - author
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Galway Shawl
Besides this song being sung far too often, I have also been put off it by the anomaly of the narrator apparently being more interested in the shawl than in the girl wearing it. The line "she kept on talking" suggests that he may have been glad to get away from her prattling. But there was also a suggestion on another thread that the shawl might have indicated that she was a widow.