Brennan on the Moor


Something for the weekend.  Brennan on the Moor sung by the Clancy Brothers.  The song dates from the 1840s, and is loosely based on the exploits of Irish bandit Willie Brennan who was hanged in the early part of nineteenth century.  Over time the song became a favorite of Irish troops before they went into battle.  The song was introduced to a wider audience in America when it was recorded by American folk singer and actor Burl Ives in 1949.


(Yeah, I also prefer the version of the Clancy Brothers.)

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