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Thread #48495   Message #731488
Posted By: GUEST,Nerd
17-Jun-02 - 12:25 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Lakes of Pontchartrain - Irish Words
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lakes of Ponchartrain - Irish Words
Wow! Been away for a few days, and the controversy continues!

Some of the remarks about the English "claiming" Irish accomplishments reminds me of something I heard Richard Harris say in an interview. When he won an Academy award, the papers said "British Actor wins Oscar." When he was arrested in a bar fight, it was "Irish Actor Caught in Drunken Brawl."

Seriously, I agree that this thread contains many misunderstandings. Good thing it also contains a lot of information on the song, including the Irish (language) lyrics!