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Origins: Lay him away on a hillside, The Connaugh

ard mhacha 09 Aug 09 - 04:18 PM
Peace 09 Aug 09 - 04:48 PM
GUEST 09 Aug 09 - 05:07 PM
Peace 10 Aug 09 - 02:32 AM
GUEST,guest 11 Aug 09 - 09:42 AM
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Subject: Origins: Lay him away on a hillside, The Connaugh
From: ard mhacha
Date: 09 Aug 09 - 04:18 PM

This song commemorates Private James Daly who was executed in India in 1920 for his part in a mutiny,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3SRMI5Glu8


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Subject: RE: Origins: Lay him away on a hillside, The Connaugh
From: Peace
Date: 09 Aug 09 - 04:48 PM

Dang. Can't hear it until tomorrow. However, found some sites that give the title as "Lay him away o'er the hillside" AND "Lay him away on the hillside". But all three bring up sites to do with the song.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Lay him away on a hillside, The Connaugh
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Aug 09 - 05:07 PM

A good recording Peace, this group are The Folkstones from around the late 60s. The lyrics are included on the recording.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Lay him away on a hillside, The Connaugh
From: Peace
Date: 10 Aug 09 - 02:32 AM

Library wasn't open. I'll have to listen tomorrow morning. Sorry. I really want to hear this, Ard.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Lay him away on a hillside, The Connaugh
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 11 Aug 09 - 09:42 AM

Pivate James Joseph Daly 7144396 1st Bn., Connaugh Rangers. Daly faced the firing squad in Dagshai prison on November 2, 1920,he was aged 20. His remains were taken back to Ireland, in 1970.
He was from Tyrrelspass, Co. Westmeath.


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