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Thread #17943   Message #2191377
Posted By: Snuffy
11-Nov-07 - 03:08 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Arkle (Dominic Behan)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Arkle (Dominic Behan)
Behan's note: Second battle of any significance the Irish won on English soil.

Behan's work owes something to the example of the 19th century Master McGrath. At the start of the Dubliners' recording (which pre-dates Behan's song) , Ronnie Drew says "this is a song about probably the only victory we've ever had on English soil"