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Thread #34993   Message #475601
Posted By: Big Tim
03-Jun-01 - 04:34 AM
Thread Name: Tune Req: The Wind that Shakes the Barley
Subject: RE: Tune Req: The wind that shakes the barley
The song was written by Robert Dwyer Joyce (1830-83) from Co Limerick. The lyrics, music and guitar chords are given in "The gold sun of Irish freedom: 1798 in song and story" by Danny Doyle and Terence Folan, Mercier, Dublin [Irish American Book Co. Boulder], 1998. The song was also recorded in 1998 by Ron Kavana[as "Alias"]on the double CD "Irish Songs of Rebellion, Resistance & Reconciliation", (this album is a must for anyone interested in this area as it breathes new life into a lot of quite tired old songs).