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Thread #53052 Message #815824
Posted By: Genie
01-Nov-02 - 07:25 AM
Thread Name: Help Choose 20 Most Popular Irish Songs
Subject: RE: HELP CHOOSE 20 MOST POPULAR IRISH SONGS
Sorry about all that underscoring (as well as the SNAFU in the last line) in my post above, folks.
Terry The version of "Galway Bay" made popular by Bing Crosby was written by Dr. Arthur Colehan, who I thought was an Irish-American, but
who, it turns out, was Irish.
Millwall, the link to Dr. Colehan above has more information about him. The song was written as if the singer were an expatriate of some sort,
but that aspect of the song was autobiographical.