ARTHUR MCBRIDE

Latest update on 28/05/2018

Artist: A.L. Lloyd
Author: Carrie Grover
Label: BBC recording
Year: 1939

Carrie Grover, emigrated Irish from Maine, used mid-19th century lyrics found both in Limerick as in Donegal as Arthur McBride And The Sargeant. Bert Lloyd credits Tom Cook, the same (fictitious?) name he credits for Reynardine (see there). Arthur McBride is the story of a soldier press-ganged for the Irish Regiment. So its roots go probably deeper: being sent to France echoes the Treaty of Limerick (1691). All ends well for Arthur since the recruiters fail.

Covers:

1950:

Ramblers [again with A.L. Lloyd]

1969:

Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick [on lp Prince Heathen]

1970:

Planxty

1976:

Andy Irvine & Paul Brady

1976:

Dave Swarbrick

1981:

Exiles

1982:

Tony Capstick with Hedgehog Pie

1982:

Blackcountrymen

1992:

Bob Dylan

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