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Thread #44753   Message #660651
Posted By: Paddy Plastique
01-Mar-02 - 11:14 AM
Thread Name: Origin: Kerry Recruit (nonsense chorus)
Subject: RE: BS: Kerry Recruit Chorus
Nope, Philippa, yer diacriticals are oriental all over.
Lemme see 'An Spailpín Fánach', nach ea ?
Is it just because I've heard a Seamus Ennis (sung) version or does anyone else think the
'nonsense' bits sound a bit like pipes. I don't know if there were even separate Irish
regiments at the time of the Crimean War or whether the practice of playing the pipes
in front of those about to become cannon fodder had established itself at the time