Mrs McGrath

September 25, 2008 6:12 AM

More of the woes caused by foreign wars in this song from the woodshed tape (Sweden 1984.) "By heaven I'll make them rue the day when they took the legs from a child of mine" The Early Puritans at it again with an Irish song. Singer Dave Scott is Irish. Other singer Jim Donovan though is american

This is the fourth song I've posted from a tape recorded on a radio cassette player in 1984 (I think)
More explanations found in the other songs
"For a'that"
"Bonny Light Horseman"

A tinge of Tom Lehrers Folksong Army?

posted by jan murray (4 comments total)

This is one of my favorite trad. songs and you do it well. Wow, for being recorded on cassette and left in a woodshed for a quarter century, this sounds really great.
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 3:22 AM on September 26, 2008

Wow, jan, thanks for posting this! It's really great stuff, man! It's amazing to me how much this sounds like my folks in Appalachia. Of course the VOCAL accents are different though! Good show!
posted by snsranch at 5:52 PM on September 26, 2008

Your songs continue to be great! And I think the cassette-artifacts make it all the more rustic-feeling.
posted by that girl at 7:12 AM on September 27, 2008

I am listening backwards, so I was completely surprised by the one you posted after this one and this is the second one I've heard. Very cool sound.
posted by micayetoca at 9:24 AM on October 8, 2008

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