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Thread #82388   Message #1509299
Posted By: Richard Bridge
25-Jun-05 - 04:23 AM
Thread Name: Cheerful Folk Songs
Subject: RE: Cheerful Folk Songs
Yes, YY, some good ones there, and some I even do but never think of when put on the spot.

But surely in the Irish Rover the poor dog was drowned?

And Ilkley Moor is wholly about death and corruption.

And Whiskey in a Jar ends on the despairing note "If anyone can help me, it's me brother in the army..."

I suppose we could add "Fathom the Bowl", and "Byker Hill"