We used to call them “female impersonators”. I think that’s still politically correct today although you almost never hear it anymore. Everyone wants to sound either indignantly hip, or clinical, as if they were wearing white lab coats when speaking of trans-genders and transsexuals.
I’ve always liked them.
For one, they never carried a chip on their shoulder, as male homosexuals do. I have an entirely different theory about lesbian women after having seen up-close the brutish sorts of men Asian and Middle ...
This song was written in the 1950s by an Irishman named Behan, who had friends in the IRA. It was a much requested song by IRA members, and recorded by the Clancy Brothers, Joan Baez, and others, as well as the Kingston Trio in the early 60s.
Frank Sinatra considered Kate Smith the best singer of her time, and said that when he and a million other guys first heard her sing “God Bless America” on the radio, they all pretended to have dust in their eyes as they wiped away a tear or two.