Mudcat Café message #187211 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #18290   Message #187211
Posted By: Bill D
29-Feb-00 - 11:18 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Willy Mc Bride
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Willy Mc Bride
*scrolling thru the posts...and shaking my head*...

what we have here is a great example of the folk process!..The song is NOT that old, and already it is being taken out of Eric Bogle's hands and changed, re-named and given spurious referents!..It is a real tribute to a song that so many are moved to sing it OR parody it...fortunately, we have something like the Mudcat to keep the record straight, so that no matter what happens, or which name or version you prefer, the truth is available....