Times past

In this grouping, I want to include, not only songs that refer to myths and legends, but also songs that refer to heroes and events before the time when Norman and Dutch ‘conquistadores’ cast their greedy, beady little eyes on our sovereign territory. Not that we didn't do our own share of plunder and pillage before that ourselves. How else did we get Saint Patrick?  And we were well able to squabble and fight among ourselves also. So what's new?