[Ads-l] Song: "The Unicarn"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 5 14:14:32 UTC 2015


The original Irish Rovers were from Ulster.  Is this the original recording?

JL

On Wed, Aug 5, 2015 at 12:25 AM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

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> The vowels used by the (Canadian) Irish Rovers in -orC words  - unicorn,
> born, sort - have struck me as being very similar to those of the (old?)
> Saint Louis dialect-island, for the five dekkids or so. Yet, AFAIK, no one
> has ever cried Wolof about this.
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> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGgo4dYMxcg
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