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Thread #49749   Message #752352
Posted By: Declan
22-Jul-02 - 09:33 AM
Thread Name: ADD: The Kerrigan Boys (Edward Harrington)
Subject: Corrigan Brothers
Has anyone out there got the words to a poem or recitation called The Corrigan Brothers. I heard it recited a long time ago in a pub in Doolin in County Clare. It told the story of two brothers who were good horsemen but went to the bad. I only remember a few scraps of the story - an early line in the poem went "I was good in the saddle when I was young" and the last line repeated in each verse was - "The road downhill was the easy road - and that was the way we went."

Anyone got the words or any clues as to its origins ?