The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #96587 Message #1892240
Posted By: Anglo
24-Nov-06 - 02:01 AM
Thread Name: DTStudy: Get Up, Jack! John, Sit Down!
Subject: RE: DTStudy: Get Up, Jack! John, Sit Down!
Dick, your chorus is almost exactly the same as the original Harrigan song, posted near the top of this thread. Listen to Mick Moloney's recording for Braham's tune.
Brian, I don't think the Braham (original) and the Fish tunes are that different really; I feel oral tradition could easily transmutate one from the other. Of course the chorus is a little different.
The Irish Rovers also recorded a song called "Jolly Roving Tar," authored (like most of their songs) by George Millar. This seems to be a different song, though a few phrases are borrowed. A number of years ago it seems I heard a local "Irish Bluegrass" band, Hair Of The Dog, do a version of Jolly Roving Tar, and since they cover a lot of Irish Rovers material I thought it might be this one, but my memory (which may well be at fault) is that it had more similarity to the Fish/Harrigan version. I should track them down and find out.