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Thread #20413   Message #4131985
Posted By: Lighter
11-Jan-22 - 04:38 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Tom Sherman's Barroom
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Tom Sherman's Barroom
Steeleye's "When I Was on Horseback," featuring "Cork City... on the 14th of May," comes from a field recording of Mary Doran of Co. Waterford made in 1952 by Peter Kennedy and Sean O'Boyle for the BBC.

Steeleye undoubtedly heard it on the Caedmon anthology "A Soldier's Life for Me," volume 8 of the seminal "Folk Songs of Britain," released in 1961.

The Caedmon album also contains the original of Steeleye's "Prince Charlie Stuart" (sung by Bridgid Tunney) and "Bold General Wolfe" (sung by Bob Scarce, IIRC).