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Re: Lilli Burlero (was: CBS sounder)

Richard Chonak wrote:

>Well, I'm surprised by the lyrics: the BBC
> was playing a folk-song by Catholic Irish
> rebelling against Protestant English?
> Am I reading this right?

That's how I read it, too. This makes "Lilli Burlero" a 'cross-the-Pond
cousin to our own "Yankee Doodle," which was written to deride the very
people who wound up singing it with pride.