MRS. MCGRATH

Latest update on 12/05/2014

Artist: Seamus Ennis
Author: traditional
Label: Rounder
Year: 1939

Broadside from the days Irish boys were massively press-ganged to serve under British command in the wars against Napoleon and again popular among Irish republicans in 1916. Reissued in Lomax' series World Library of Folk and Primitive Music - Ireland.

Covers:

1951:

Weavers

1953:

Margaret Barry [as Gra Machree, referring to the 1798 uprising against the British by Protestant and Catholic Irishmen united]

1958:

Burl Ives

1960:

Theodore Bikel

1961:

Tommy Makem

1961:

Clancy Brothers

1963:

Pete Seeger [at Carnegie Hall]

1968:

Dubliners

1985:

Pogues [influence on melody of Billy's Bones from Rum, Sodomy & The Lash]

1989:

Boiled In Lead

2006:

Bruce Springsteen

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