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Thread #7570   Message #4201462
Posted By: leeneia
23-Apr-24 - 03:48 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Johnny Lad / Johnnie Lad
Subject: RE: Origins: Johnny Lad / Johnnie Lad
I agree, Jack. Totally unrelated in topic and spirit. Some years ago there was a novel called "Angela's Ashes," in which an Irish family endured the kind of misery described in that song. My pity for the starving children and my rage at the drunken father forced me to put the book down, unfinished. "Johnny My Man" evokes the same feelings.