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Thread #44796 Message #660442
Posted By: michaelr
01-Mar-02 - 12:59 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Spanish Lady
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Spanish Lady-Triona's recent album
Just remembered, the liner notes say that Triona and Maighread got this version of the song from Frank Harte. His version, with the "numbers" chorus, is an unusual variant; insofar as choruses are atypical in trad. songs, he may have made it up himself. http://www.irishmusicweb.ie/texts/harte.html has some info on the man, and there are threads on him in the Forum database.