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Thread #53176   Message #819170
Posted By: belfast
05-Nov-02 - 01:55 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/Tune Add: Michael Collins (not again)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Add: Michael Collins (not again)
A very kind response. The "fence-sitting" remark was a friendly bit of banter. The song deliberately avoids any moralizing or judgements. I can think of a dozen reasons why he should not have signed the Treaty and another dozen to explain why he had no choice. I think we (by which I mean "I") should avoid what E. P. Thompson, in another context, called "the enormous condescension of posterity".

The song "Croppies who will not lie down". Again, guilty as charged. I'm curious as to how you ever got to hear of it. A pretty obscure piece of work, I'd have thought. Has it been posted here? If not, I may work out the ABC. It will only take me about a month.

No matter what Brendan Behan says, Canada is a fine country. At least Montreal is a wonderful city. One of the nicest European cities I have ever visited

If my blood were worth bottling it would only be because of the alcohol content.