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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] "irish trivia" plainfield illinois
Date: Fri, 25 May 2007 21:00:48 -0500
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Why should you be embarassed, Kay? If accurate, (I found it on an
Internet songbook site) this fact of it's history is long buried!
I sure thought it was a native Irish song.

It is interesting how the Irish, or maybe just Irish Americans,
adopted it as their own, because as Kay pointed out there is no
reference to anything Irish in this song. I don't think "Westendorf"
is an Irish Surname!!

Thanks for reminding us about this week's festival at Gaelic Park.


On May 25, 2007, at 8:44 PM, wrote:

> Thanks for the trivia lesson, Nan. I am totally embarrassed that I
> didn't
> know "my song" had a Plainfield connection! However, I was aware
> that it was
> written by an American. I do love the song and have numerous
> recordings of
> "I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen" -- the most ghastly of which
> is by Slim
> Whitman, the country-western yodeler!
> Kathleen Richmond
> Oak Forest (home of Gaelic Park where the annual Memorial Weekend
> Irish Fest
> has commenced tonight)
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