Mudcat Café message #493759 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #35946   Message #493759
Posted By: GeorgeH
28-Jun-01 - 06:13 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Arthur McBride - What's the background?
Subject: RE: Arthur McBride- What's the background?
Jim . . and your point was??

What's there to seethe at? No-one's denied that the army was a "last resort" for many of the English poor, too . . There are songs reflecting English relations with the army (The Recruited Collier springs to mind); this one happens to feature an Irishman.

Interestingly (in contrast to your seething) the song seems to have been popular with English squadies, too!