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Welcome to the Pub Songs Podcast, creating kindness through community and culture. We do that by celebrating our differences and listening to some fun music. If you want have comments and want to chat in the pub, email me. Use #PubSongs when talking about this podcast. 

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Dec 5, 2005

Which came first the chicken or the egg. I first learned about "Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye" from a popular American version written during the Civil War. That song "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" was first published in 1863 as "Words and Music by Louis Lambert," which was a pseudonym for Patrick Sarsfield, 1829-1892....


Jul 25, 2005

If you enjoy American folk music you might be familiar with this tune. The American version is called "The Girl I Left Behind", but this is the Irish version of the song. It's called "Waxies Dargle". What does that mean?

"Waxies" were candlemakers.

"Dargle" referred to an annual trip that the Waxies made to the seaside...