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Thread #75743 Message #4098513
Posted By: Greum
20-Mar-21 - 10:36 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Cruel Mother (from Dave & Toni Arthur)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cruel Mother (from Dave & Toni Arthur)
If it's of any interest, notes in the Dave and Toni Arthur song book say:
A song once banned on Irish radio for being too cruel. Cruel or not, it is a song widely sung by traditional singers, and Ken Stubbs in his book The Life of a Man says that claims have been put forward that the song pre-dates the Norman Conquest.