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Thread #18290   Message #186745
Posted By: GeorgeH
29-Feb-00 - 11:28 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Willy Mc Bride
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Willy Mc Bride
Ah, but WHICH June Tabor version of the song? She's recorded it twice, and the (even) better of the two versions is on "We died in Hell . . they called it Paschendaele", which was a live recordings of the first of the Paschendaele peace concerts (#1) and is probably the most treasured item in our CD collection.

Also - not so long ago there was a discussion of this song, and its "partial adoption" by the Irish Republican "faction", over on rec.music.folk, in which Steven Suffit's "Willie McBride's reply" featured quite extensively. Strong opinions on a number of sides, but I felt that a lot of interesting points were made.

G.

#1 Actually that year there was a series of concerts and the CD is compiled from several of them.