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Thread #53169 Message #821503
Posted By: Big Tim
08-Nov-02 - 11:34 AM
Thread Name: Chord Req: Young Ned of the Hill
Subject: RE: Chord Req: Young Ned of the Hill
Can't help with the chords but I once spoke to Terry Woods, co-author of the song, in the pub before a Pogues, Barrowland, Glasgow, gig (in was chaos in there but the Pogues were a real band of the people - spoke to ordinary people and drank ordinary beer). I didn't know what to say so I tried "thanks for writing a great song Terry". He looked a bit suspicious (Shane was the great songwriter of the band) - "what was that?" - "Young Ned of the Hill" . He was delighted and sang the song with amazing gusto on stage about an hour later.
The original Ned, Edmund Ryan (Eamonn a Chnoic) was born in 1670, died 1724. He was a rapparee, a political rebel outlaw. He was indeed murdered for "blood money", a reward of £200. A memorial marks the spot where he is buried at Currahheen, near Hollyford, Tipperary.