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Thread #2053   Message #428848
Posted By: Tattie Bogle
29-Mar-01 - 07:54 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Fields of Athenry
Subject: RE: Fields of Athenry
I think it's a great song, but very sorry that it has become one of those songs you have to be careful about singing because of its association with a certain Scottish football club: I was planning to sing it on St Patrick's night recently but was warned not to because we were in "unknown" company who might potentially object: this is bigotry at its worst and "sad". Someone else then went on to sing "the Town I loved so well" which is pretty explicit in its regret of the British Army's presence in Derry and it certainly did not offend the "unknown" company. Tattie B