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Thread #80554   Message #1469235
Posted By: Abby Sale
24-Apr-05 - 08:19 AM
Thread Name: happy? - April 24
Subject: happy? - April 24
Patrick Flemming, an Irish Highwayman who held Sway near the Bog of Allen and,
after numerous Murders, was executed on 24th of April, 1650 per The Complete
Newgate Calendar
, Vol. I

The first known record of his song is about 1800:

        As I was going over Ruberry mountain,
        Gold and silver there was counting
        He thought it little I thought it better,
        I took the Gold from Colonel Pepper.

                "Patrick Flemming" [also known as McCollister or The Irish
                Robber or Whiskey in the Jar, etc - [thanx Bruce Olson]

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