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Lyr Req: The Fenian Blade? / Joe Brady

GUEST,Pól de Brúin 16 Oct 06 - 03:24 AM
ragdall 16 Oct 06 - 03:53 AM
MartinRyan 16 Oct 06 - 09:37 AM
Jim Dixon 17 Oct 06 - 09:20 PM
GUEST,Ard van Balkom 13 Jul 11 - 01:26 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: The Fenian Blade
From: GUEST,Pól de Brúin
Date: 16 Oct 06 - 03:24 AM

I am searching for the words of a song which may be called the Fenian Blade or else the Ballad of Joe Brady. Song refers to the apprehension of Joe Brady for his part in the assassination of Lord Cavendish and Under Sec. Burke in the Phoenicx Park May 1882,

I think the first line is 'I am a bold undaunted youth, Joe Brady is my name',

Any ideas,

Pól


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Fenian Blade
From: ragdall
Date: 16 Oct 06 - 03:53 AM

From: A History of Ireland in Song

Joe Brady
I am a bold undaunted youth, Joe Brady is my name,
From the chapel of North Anne Street one Sunday as I came,
All to my surprise who should I espy but Moreno and Cockade;
Says one unto the other: "Here comes our Fenian blade".

click here for the rest.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Fenian Blade
From: MartinRyan
Date: 16 Oct 06 - 09:37 AM

Jerry O'Reilly, sometime visitor to these parts, has recorded this one. I'll post a link later.

Regardds


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Subject: Lyr Add: JOE BRADY
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 17 Oct 06 - 09:20 PM

I don't see why we shouldn't have the whole song here.
Copied from http://ireland.dyn.dhs.org/Joe_Brady.html

JOE BRADY
by ?
collected by Brendan Behan

I am a bold undaunted youth, Joe Brady is my name,
From the chapel of North Anne Street one Sunday as I came,
All to my surprise who should I espy but Moreno and Cockade;
Says one unto the other: "Here comes our Fenian blade".

I did not know the reason why they ordered me to stand,
I did not know the reason why they gave me such a command.
But when I saw James Carey there, I knew I was betrayed.
I'll face death before dishonour and die a Fenian blade.

They marched me up North Anne Street without the least delay,
The people passed me on the path, it filled them with dismay.
My sister cried, "I see you Joe, if old Mallon gives me lave,
Keep up your heart for Ireland like a true-born Fenian Blade.

It happened in the Phoenix Park all in the month of May,
Lord Cavendish and Burke came out for to see the polo play.
James Carey gave the signal and his handkerchief he waved,
Then he gave full information against our Fenian blades.

It was in Kilmainham Prison the Invicibles were hung.
Mrs Kelly she stood there all in mourning for her son.
She threw back her shawl and said to all: "Though he fills a lime-pit grave,
My son was no informer and he died a Fenian blade."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Fenian Blade / Joe Brady
From: GUEST,Ard van Balkom
Date: 13 Jul 11 - 01:26 PM

Luke Kelly did a recording of this song. Unfortunately there's only one verse of it on youtube, but it's still more than worth the listen:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRiThMXTjjo


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