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Thread #27678   Message #714401
Posted By: GUEST,Declan
21-May-02 - 05:34 AM
Thread Name: Tune Req: It's Not Yet Day
Subject: RE: Tune Req: It's Not Yet Day
Bill K

Other than the fact they both have versions in Irish, and are both drinking songs with join in choruses, I can't see that there is any connection between Nil na La and An Poc ar Buile. The first one is about a mad goat going on a rampage through Kerry, the other is about people being refused drink in a pub because its too late.

The tunes are slightly similar in places, but thats where the connection ends.

There is a very big link with the Wild Rover - in fact in theme its almost exactly the same - Customer is refused drink until he shows a large amount of cash and is then welcome to spend the night drinking and ends up rueing the fact that he's drunk all the money.

Clannad turned a much faster Donegal version of Nil Na La into a 15 minute masterpiece complete with long flute and Bass solos back in the mid 70s.