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Thread #18290   Message #182446
Posted By: Barrie
21-Feb-00 - 07:17 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Willy Mc Bride
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Willy Mc Bride
Just to set the record straight..... The song is called No Man's Land, written by Eric Bogle. The Fureys were responsible for the the change of name when they recorded it as Green Fields of France, changing some of the lyrics in the process. The popular belief in Australia is that they did this to avoid paying Eric the royalty for the song.