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A bit of fun. This old Irish air trails a lot of history behind it.

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Comment by Al Smitley on January 26, 2018 at 10:30am

Nice.  I think that was the tune often associated with Custer's 7th Cav.

Comment by Paul Draper on January 26, 2018 at 10:31am

Thanks, Al. Yes, among other things. 

Comment by Leonidas (Lee) Jones on January 26, 2018 at 11:07am

Fun indeed, and very cool!

Comment by charles david young on January 31, 2018 at 12:04pm

It is also song of the First Cavalry Division from Vietnam which traces it's history to the old 7th.

Comment by John Masciale on February 1, 2018 at 9:54am

We did an event in Minnesota at Fort Snelling, and were told that we could not play this tune, due to native American sentiments.  We were kind of surprised by that.  I have been told at times not to play Dixie or Kingdom Coming (believe it or not), but this was a first.

Comment by Al Smitley on February 1, 2018 at 10:12am

Interesting, John.

Comment by Wes Merchant on February 1, 2018 at 10:24am

I understand that in Northern Ireland it has an association with the Orange Lodge parades as is therefore not welcome in Catholic neighborhoods.

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