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Maggie
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« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2007, 04:46AM »

Yes it's a very stirring song, as it was meant to be.

It was written about Bonnie Prince Charlie of the House of Stuart.
He was born in Italy, but the Scots always regarded him as a Scottish Hero.

There were high hopes for him to become King and reverse the religious prejudice of the times, but it was not to be and after several unsuccessful Jacobite uprisings, and the bloodbath at Culloden, he had to go into hiding.
He was secretly spirited away by Flora MacDonald to the Western Isles, as in the song "Over the sea to Skye", then to Europe and finally Italy where after several affairs and years of alcoholism, he died.

So, not such a "Gallant Darling". Sad
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« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2007, 09:26PM »

And, then, thanks to reincarnation, and the magic of television, he came back as a US politician, who shall go unnamed.
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« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2007, 01:13PM »

And, then, thanks to reincarnation, and the magic of television, he came back as a US politician, who shall go unnamed.

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Maggie
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« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2007, 03:17PM »

This is another version I love, it is by Sting and the Chieftains.
There are some beautiful pics of Ireland on it:

http://www.youtube.com/v/lA_jByUyvXE&rel=1"

It is on one of my favourite Chieftains CDs, along with the fabulous version of "Rocky Road to Dublin" with the Rolling Stones, I've worn out two copies of this:

http://www.amazon.com/Long-Black-Veil-Chieftains/dp/B000003FRH
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« Reply #19 on: November 28, 2007, 03:21PM »

This is another version I love, it is by Sting and the Chieftains.
There are some beautiful pics of Ireland on it:

http://www.youtube.com/v/lA_jByUyvXE&rel=1"

I love that video.
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It is on one of my favourite Chieftains CDs, along with the fabulouds version of "Rocky Road to Dublin" with the Rolling Stones, I've worn out two copies of this:

http://www.amazon.com/Long-Black-Veil-Chieftains/dp/B000003FRH[/color][/b]

I have that one. I love it.
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« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2014, 10:28PM »


Read the translated lyrics and you will find that their overall tone is rather sad.
 Sad Cry
You can expect little different from such a ballad about such a tragic historical figure.
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