Canada's own Geoffrey O'Hara (who wrote "K-K-K-Katy"), wrote many patriotic songs among which was a ghastly fighting song called "Highlanders, Fix Bayonets"! (recorded by Albert Wiederhold, who changed his name to Herbert Stuart, Columbia A1766). Instead of stressing O'Hara's musical accomplishments, the reporter to the "Globe" of May 29, 1915, took another tack:
"Geoffrey O!'Hara, the composer, is of a family whose outstanding profession for many years was war. He is descended on his mother's side from John Dobbs, an officer in Queen Elizabeth's army, who married a granddaughter of Hugh O'Neill, the "fighting Earl of Tyrone". etc. etc.
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