Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sat Jun 21 13:59:43 UTC 2008

At 6/21/2008 12:21 AM, Josh Macfelder wrote:
>I have assumed that since the song reads, in one place:
>But now my love has gone to France,
>To try his fortune to advance;
>If he e'er comes back, 'tis but a chance,
>Is go dte tu mo mhuirnin slan
>Therefore, to me it's obvious the war was on the Continent,
>not on the British Isles nor in the Americas. My bad, I should
>have included the complete lyrics I was referring to.

Thanks for the additional evidence; it's convincing.  Unless her love
went to France not as a soldier, but for other reasons!  :-)



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