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Thread #30303   Message #389688
Posted By: GUEST,Brian Clancy
04-Feb-01 - 11:52 AM
Thread Name: I'm not anti Irish.. honest
Subject: RE: I'm not anti Irish.. honest
What does that make the Star Spangled Banner?

It makes it a darned hard song to sing. And performers don't have any "edge" on this discussion. Anyone can like a song.

One last thing: Ralph McTell wrote both Streets of London and From Clare to Here. I get lots of requests for both of them in Irish Pubs. I'd say Streets is English and Clare is Irish--by subject. They both are FOLK songs.