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July 4, 2009

I've got a mission for you


Firstly I would like to thank you for your blog, you have introduced me to some fine music I couldn't possible have heard any other way. Its a great service to all them musicians and songs that could easily have faded away under the umpteen fads that have come and gone over the ages.

I have a recording of Harry "Haywire Mac" McClintock singing a song called Paddy Clancy. He only sings a fragment of the song. I'm trying to track down the lyrics or another version but to no avail, I'm thinking it either has a different name or this is the only record left of the song. He explains where it came from in the mp3. The tune sounds so familiar I am convinced I have heard it somewhere before. With your ears and knowledge you might know it. I'm sure your busy enough with life and educating the masses through cyber space but if you have any leads it would put my mind to rest.

- Niall
Galway, Ireland.

here's the song:

(download here)
do any of you readers have an answer?

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