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Mother Macree/Machree?

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PattyG 13 Nov 99 - 10:13 PM
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Q (Frank Staplin) 12 Oct 12 - 01:11 PM
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Subject: Mother Macree/Machree?
From: PattyG
Date: 13 Nov 99 - 10:13 PM

I don't remember which spelling is correct for this song title. Help?


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Subject: RE: Mother Macree/Machree?
From: Martin _Ryan
Date: 14 Nov 99 - 06:35 AM

"Machree" is the usual - its an anglicisation of "mo chroí" meaning "of my heart".

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Subject: RE: Mother Macree/Machree?
From: PattyG
Date: 14 Nov 99 - 03:00 PM

Thank you! I never realized the meaning behind the name/word. How very moving. Thank you.


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Subject: RE: Mother Macree/Machree?
From: GUEST,there's a spot in my heart
Date: 05 Jun 07 - 05:42 AM


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Subject: RE: Mother Macree/Machree?
From: GUEST,irene
Date: 12 Oct 12 - 11:01 AM

thank you.i thought it might be gaelic - and it was. i'll pass it on to my after-Mass group. wish i could sing it.


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Subject: RE: Mother Macree/Machree?
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 12 Oct 12 - 01:11 PM

Music by Chauncey Olcott and Ernest R. Ball, lyric by Rida Johnson Young, 1910.

(Not the same woman as "Widow Machree" in a dirty black gown)


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