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Thread #135028   Message #3077369
Posted By: Jim McLean
18-Jan-11 - 03:17 PM
Thread Name: Dominic Behan again.
Subject: RE: Dominic Behan again.
If Dominic wrote The Sodding as a tribute to his Da, why did he use the pseodonym Fintan Connolly as the writer/composer? (Ireland Sings, Essex Music 1965). The song is a description of the hypocrisy at most funerals, possibly including Stephan Behan's.
" .. if you're thinkin' of dyin' then take my advice,
If you're thinkin' of dyin' in Dublin think twice ...."

It reminds me of the saying we had back home in Paisley " .. it's a terrible place to live in, but a great place to die in" meaning they talk well of the dead, but both statements point to the two faced nature of some people.