>Date: Fri, 04 Sep 1998 13:53:43 -0700
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>From: [log in to unmask] (Sam Okane)
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>Subject: The Garyowen
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>I'm not sure if I've gotten the spelling of the title correct, but I am
>curious about this tune. I was first introduced to it by my father, who
>was a member of the US Army's First Cavalry. According to him, it is the
>theme song of the First Cav (although I'm sure it was merely adopted by
>My specific question is this: What is the history/pertinence of this tune
>in the realm of Irish music?
>I love to play this tune on the UP, but don't do so in public because for
>all I know it may have some Unionist or other connotations (if it is in
>fact historically a military tune).
>Thanks in advance for any help...