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Thread #72825   Message #4085509
Posted By: Maryrrf
29-Dec-20 - 11:38 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Galway Shawl - author
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Galway Shawl
I don't see any contradiction in the song. It's possible to be charmed by someone, to find them attractive, etc. but for various reasons one may not be in a position to pursue a relationship. The narrator is headed for Donegal, he doesn't live in the same area as the girl with the shawl, he may have a sweetheart somewhere else, he may be a rambler not in a position to court a young woman...Whatever the case, I've always liked the song.