Mudcat Café message #451094 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #35946   Message #451094
Posted By: Mike Byers
28-Apr-01 - 12:43 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Arthur McBride - What's the background?
Subject: Arthur McBride
I was wondering about the origin of this song; most of the references I've found list it as Irish in origin, but some of the lyrics I've come across seem to be in Scots dialect. Does it date from the 1800s or was it written later?