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Posted By: Big Jim from Jackson
18-Jan-08 - 11:08 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Spanish Lady, et al
Subject: Origins: Spanish Lady, et al
I recently played McEvoy's "Spanish Lady", Frank Harte's "Willie Taylor", Clancys and Makem's "Red Haired Mary", and Tom Sweeney's "Galway City" on my radio show. All four share essentially the same tune. Are any of them the "origional", or do they derive from a common source? Do any other songs share this tune?