PATRIOT GAME, THE

Latest update on 02/03/2018

Artist: Dominic Behan
Author: Dominic Behan
Label: Riverside
Year: 1957

To the tune of Jo Stafford's The Nightingale (see there). On his album Easter Monday, 1916 - Songs Of The IRA. About an IRA soldier from Ballybay (Co. Monaghan) who was killed on New Year's Eve 1957. Patriot Games became a novel ('87) and a film ('92).

Covers:

1963:

Kingston Trio

1964:

Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem [skipping the lyric lines opposing against both the murder of Irish police officers and Eamon De Valera]

1964:

Bob Dylan [as With God On Our Side; used Behan's song structure to Vietnamize the song context]

1965:

Dubliners

2005:

Wolfe Tones

2006:

Ron Kavana

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