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Posted By: GUEST,Brian Clancy
04-Feb-01 - 01:44 PM
Thread Name: I'm not anti Irish.. honest
Subject: RE: I'm not anti Irish.. honest
Well let's settle this thread...

Why do "Irish Songbooks" contain non-Irish songs?

Because the editor told the author he needed twenty-six more tunes to fill the requirements and the poor fella went after anything he could so he could get paid and finish the thing.