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Thread #53176   Message #819974
Posted By: Big Tim
06-Nov-02 - 11:38 AM
Thread Name: Lyr/Tune Add: Michael Collins (not again)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Add: Michael Collins (not again)
Delete "The Memory of the Dead" from my list and insert "Foggy Dew" - how could I have forgotten that terrific song?

Fiolar: I'just having a bit of fun, no "strict speaking". However "The Soldiers Song" was certainly written as a rebel song, in 1907 I think, and became a marching favourite of the Irish Volunteers, many of whom fought in 1916. Those guys were rebels! And try telling 60,000 Celtic fans that "The Soldier's Song" isn't a rebel song! You'd be a braver man than me! Sorry for the overuse of the apostrophe!! All the best.