The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #57991   Message #915087
Posted By: Blackcatter
20-Mar-03 - 11:57 PM
Thread Name: Origins: rathlin bog / Rattlin' Bog / Rattling Bog
Subject: RE: Origins: rathlin bog
I've always wondered about songs like this. Are there really and meanings or traditions behind it? Or - is t just a nonsense song?

I mean, come on - didn't someone write it down from a tradition that goes back hundred or even thousands of years? Guys like me who love singing this type of song have probably singing these songs since the English had even heard of Ireland.