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wes.w Lyr Req: Mary's Reply (Mountains of Mourne sequel) (27) RE: Mountains of Mourne - Sequel? 28 Mar 01

Surely the whole thing with Percy French was that he was producing stuff that people wanted at that particular time? He made his living performing these songs in Ireland didn't he? It seems a bit arrogant to condemn him based on what is the politically correct stance of today.
About ten years ago in Clare I was treated to two real melodramatic tear jerkers, about mothers and emigrant sons, but sung with real feeling for the words. Put into print they would be real 'Oirish' songs, but their validity for that community, at that particular time, could not be contested.

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