Mudcat Café message #389678 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #30303   Message #389678
Posted By: Snuffy
04-Feb-01 - 11:43 AM
Thread Name: I'm not anti Irish.. honest
Subject: RE: I'm not anti Irish.. honest
Well the tune is English, maybe we'll allow that the words are American. So what does that make the whole song put together?

If ordinary folks (i.e. non-performers) know and sing any song, whether it started out in their own part of the world or somewhere else, then it is part of their tradition.