Outtake from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan sessions.
Based on Irish traditional Brennan On The Moor about highwayman Willie Brennan, the Irish equivalent of Jesse James, hanged in Cork in 1804. Dylan knew the song from the Clancy's canon, but switched the action to the life & times of that other historic outlaw gambler Will O'Conley.
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