Mudcat Café message #24514 The Mudcat Café TM
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Posted By: judy
24-Mar-98 - 02:43 PM
Thread Name: Take Kathleen home to where?
Subject: RE: Take Kathleen home to where?
You're totally right;

Notes from Soodlum's Selection of Irish Ballads Vol.2:

"Thomas Paine Westendorf, who was an American, was said to have written this song for his wife, Jenny, who was also living in America. They were both of German origin and longed to visit their homeland."

Disillusion away!