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Subject: Re: new traditonal song: Another version of Bomb Iraq
From: Paul de Grae <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Irish Traditional Music List <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 11 Feb 2003 11:49:47 +0000

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Joel wrote:
>  [log in to unmask] writes:
>The fact that the source song is not a traditional one
>is neither here nor there, since that has never deterred
>traditional singers in the past.
>That depends on your tradition, Paul. I learned it from
>other kids in school, and I think that it's traditional to me.

Well, if they were older kids, that would fit with Martin
Hayes' pragmatic definition of "traditional"--"If you get it
from somebody older than you, then it's traditional".
Mind you, Martin Hayes is younger than me, so...

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