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GUEST,John Hill I'm not anti Irish.. honest (99* d) I'm not anti Irish.. honest 02 Feb 01

Can anyone explain to me why books of "Irish Songs" are full of stuff not written in Ireland at all. And don't anyone give me the crap about "Well thy are popular in Ireland"... I'm sorry I don't buy that at all. Books of English songs are not full of stuff like "Freight train" or The wild rover .. or Over the Sea to Sky.. or Now Westling winds"
Examples of "Irish songs" are "The Shoals of Herring, Peggy Gordon, High Germany, Fiddler's Green, Rose of Allandale"... and hundreds more like this.
Even "From Clare to here, The Mountains of Mourne and Song for Ireland" are all English, not to mention the lyrics to "Danny Boy" ... (again English) which, if you actually bother to listen to is set in Scotland anyway .
(Stands back and waits for backlash)

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