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happy? - April 24

24 Apr 05 - 08:19 AM (#1469235)
Subject: happy? - April 24
From: Abby Sale

Patrick Flemming, an Irish Highwayman who held Sway near the Bog of Allen and,
after numerous Murders, was executed on 24th of April, 1650 per The Complete
Newgate Calendar
, Vol. I

The first known record of his song is about 1800:

        As I was going over Ruberry mountain,
        Gold and silver there was counting
        He thought it little I thought it better,
        I took the Gold from Colonel Pepper.

                "Patrick Flemming" [also known as McCollister or The Irish
                Robber or Whiskey in the Jar, etc - [thanx Bruce Olson]

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