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Thread #57991 Message #3975208
Posted By: GUEST,Bob Coltman
06-Feb-19 - 07:09 PM
Thread Name: Origins: rathlin bog / Rattlin' Bog / Rattling Bog
Subject: RE: Origins: rathlin bog / Rattlin' Bog / Rattling Bog
I first heard "Rattlin' Bog" on an LP record by Seamus Ennis, on Tradition? label I believe, in the late 1950s, and loved it for its great difference from "Green Grass Growin' All Around," its US successor.
I know of no recorded source before Ennis, so unless someone else can turn up an earlier source, this may be it.
I imagine it may have appeared in some Irish collection before that, but being a Yank I could easily have missed it.