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From: "Tom Waddell" <>
Subject: Re: Tune Title
Date: Sun, 20 Dec 1998 00:40:01 -0000
William Hall wrote:
>Tom Waddell wrote:
>> this song is not one that I would choose to sing! The actual title is
>> "Only our rivers run free" and it is a republican song complaining about
>> tyranny of British rule in Ireland.
>Gosh, how ungratefully can some people be?
I know, I know. After what have the British ever done for us... (enters
Monty Python sketch)
>One correction, however, it was not British rule or British tyranny.
>made up of the countries of Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Isle of Man and
>It was english rule and english tyranny.
Yeah I stand corrected. But I will add a correction to your correction.
Britain is made up of the countries of Scotland, Wales and England. The
British Isles consist of the countries of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Isle of
Man and England.
This is where someone comes to tell us that this discussion happened about 4
months ago and could we please take it off list or search the archives or
summat like that.