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Posted By: GUEST,Tim Marks
18-Jan-11 - 11:37 AM
Thread Name: Dominic Behan again.
Subject: RE: Dominic Behan again.
Jim, I believe you, here's the site I got the sleeve off , It's a screen grab and there is a section for composer which has probably been added well after the fact. In honesty with regards to the song I'd be better served actually crediting the contention rather than the author as I saw another version of it which had a bunch more verses and was credited to someone else. The point of the play is to show Dominic's claimed work alongside 30 years of the Troubles, this includes rebel songs, but there are also ballads, and humourous songs as well. The point being that he and his family made an extraordinary contribution to Ireland. On the sleeve it says something like " You don't need to have all your teeth out to be a Dental Surgeon". Working off that perhaps you know whether Dominic ever actually worked on the Lump or whether Mcalpine's Fusiliers and Crooked Jack were just observations of others. I do appreciate you keeping the thread alive and am grateful for any insights . Tim