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Thread #7739   Message #47670
Posted By: Philippa
02-Dec-98 - 03:01 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Recruiting Sergeant
Subject: RE: Recruiting Sergeant
The Peeler and the Goat is on the DT (with "Penshaw" instead of "Banba"). An Gabhar Bán does have the same air and is about a drunk and disorderly goat. It's to be found on an unofficial Clannad website (, but there are errors - expert Irish speakers are welcome to contact the site and give corrections - also to add to the Gabhar Bán thread started by Áine at Mudcat.

I still have no info. on any related but earlier song about recruiting sergeants.

Thanks Martin, Mick and Parable for the information and lyrics you've contributed. Mick - who was Seamus O'Farrell, i.e. what else do you know about him?