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BRENNAN ON THE MOOR


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Brennan on the Moor


alison 03 Feb 99 - 12:36 AM
Nigel Parsons 04 Sep 17 - 07:44 AM
Jim Carroll 04 Sep 17 - 07:53 AM
GUEST, topsie 04 Sep 17 - 12:30 PM
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Subject: Tune Add: BRENNAN ON THE MOOR
From: alison
Date: 03 Feb 99 - 12:36 AM

MIDI file: BRENNAN.MID

Timebase: 480

Name: Brennan on the moor
TimeSig: 2/4 24 8
Key: C
Tempo: 100 (600000 microsec/crotchet)
Start
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Subject: Lyr Add: Brennan on the Moor
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 04 Sep 17 - 07:44 AM

BRENNAN ON THE MOOR
Collected and arranged: Cecil J Sharp
It's of a fearless highwayman a story I will tell;
His name was William Brennan and in Ireland he did dwell,
And upon the Libbery mountains he commenced his wild career,
Where many a wealthy gentleman before him shook with fear.

(chorus)
Bold and undaunted stood bold Brennan on the moor;
Brennan on the moor; Brennan on the moor,
Bold and undaunted stood bold Brennan on the moor.

A brace of loaded pistols he did carry night and day,
He never robbed a poor man all on the King's highway;
But what he'd taken from the rich, like Turpin and Black Bess,
He always did divide between the widows in distress.

One day he robbed a packman and his name was Pedlar Bawn;
They travelled on together till the day began to dawn;
The pedlar found his money gone, likewise his watch and chain,
He at once encountered Brennan and he robbed him back again.

When Brennan saw the pedlar was as good a man as he,
He took him on the highway his companion to be,
The pedlar threw away his pack without any delay,
And proved a faithful comrade bold unto his dying day.

One day upon the King's highway as Willie he sat down,
He met the Mayor of Cashel just a mile outside the town;
The Mayor he knew his features bold: O you're my man, said he,
I think you're William Brennan, you must come along with me.

Now Willie's wife had been to town provisions for to buy,
And when she saw her Willie she began to sob and cry;
He said, "Give me that tenpence!" And as quick as Willie spoke,
She handed him a blunderbuss From underneath her cloak.

Now with this loaded blunderbuss, the truth I will unfold,
He made the Mayor to tremble, and he robbed him of his gold;
A hundred pounds was offered for his apprehension there,
But he with horse and saddle to the mountains did repair.

He lay among the fern all day, 'twas thick upon the field;
And many wounds he did receive before that he would yield;
He was captured and found guilty, and the judge made this reply;
"For robbing on the King's highway you are condemned to die."

X: 1
T: Brennan on the moor
M: 4/4
L: 1/4
Z: NP 04/09/2017
K: D
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w: It's of a fear-less high-way-man a sto-ry I will tell; His name was Wil-liam Bren-nan and in Ire-land he did dwell, And up-on the Lib-be-ry moun-tains he com-menced his wild ca-reer, Where man-y a wealth-y gen-tle-man be-fore him shook with fear. Bold and un-daun-ted stood bold Bren-nan on the moor; Bren-nan on the moor; Bren-nan on the moor, Bold and un-daun-ted stood bold Bren-nan on the moor.

From: A Selection of Collected Folk Songs arranged by Cecil J Sharp and R Vaughan Williams
Published by Novello & Co (Undated)
NP

Slight differences to the versions already in the DT, and even that has differences between the words shown as lyrics, and the words shown with the music. (It's & 'Tis is a small difference, but the mountains in V1 also change location)
So added for comparison. NP


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Subject: RE: Tune Add: Brennan on the Moor
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 04 Sep 17 - 07:53 AM

Coincidentally, I wrote a not to this song yesterday and added what I beive to be a QI piece of information
The details of Willie Brennan's birth and death are somewhat vague.
A lengthy and painstaking account of the life and death of Willie Brennan, along with several versions of the song can be found in the useful, 'The Irish Highwayman', by Stephen Dunford (Merlin Publishing 2000)
Contrary to common belief, it is unlikely that he was hanged in 1804.
Dunford gives an account of the robbery of a solicitor friend of Daniel O'Connell's, Jeremiah O'Connor by Brennan in 1812, during which Brennan was shot and fatally wounded by O'Connor.
The account of the incident came from Daniel O'Connell himself who related the incident to his secretary and biographer, O'Neill Daunt while the two were journeying together; O'Connell pointed out the exact spot on the road where the outlaw had fallen
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Tune Add: Brennan on the Moor
From: GUEST, topsie
Date: 04 Sep 17 - 12:30 PM

We used to sing this at school. It was my favourite, with Brennan 'bold and undaunted', and his wife happening to have a blunderbus hidden under cloak - obviously a fearless and resourceful woman, ready for any eventuality.


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