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Thread #2313   Message #9074
Posted By: Jon Baade (
19-Jul-97 - 08:16 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Rising of the Moon (Irish)
Subject: Rising of the moon ... backround?
Know the song Rising of the Moon? I have heard some rumors/stories about the backround. Can anyone confirm or deny or add any they know.

I heard that the lyrics were written to an old irish air by a boy of 15 years. Anyone know if this is true or not or who wrote it when?

I also hear the the last verse (Well they fought for poor old Ireland and full bitter was their fate / Oh what glorious pride and sorrow fills the name of Ninety-eight) was added in the 20th century. Does anyone know about this? What/who is Ninety-eight?