[Ads-l] Song: "The Unicarn"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Aug 6 00:30:53 UTC 2015

On Wed, Aug 5, 2015 at 10:14 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>

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

You've got me, there, Jon. Possibly, it's not the original, since the
relevant vowels on this recording sound less St. Louisan than memory tells
me they should. Of course, that could be a (mal)function of my memory. I'll
check a couple of other of the versions on YouTube and _see_ whether I
_hear_ a difference, as we say in English..


As for the Rovers being Canadian and not Ulstermen, I got that from
W:pedia. Well, as no less a personage than Abraham Lincoln has observed,
you shouldn't believe everything that you read on line.

Like trying Doan's Pills, that's "Good advice!"
All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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