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Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP28 Jul 2017 4:55 p.m. PST

I stumbled on this on YouTube last night.
It's a very early Dubliners song, but without Luke Kelly.
The singer is a guy I never heard of, Bobby Lynch.
There is a Luke Kelly version, which is heretically, inferior. Luke sings it like a dirge, while Bobby sings about getting legs blown off in a more … fun way.
YouTube link

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP28 Jul 2017 5:26 p.m. PST

No 2 son (the bagpiper) gave me a copy of this a couple of years as part of a CD of Scots-Irish music

Neat little tune

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP28 Jul 2017 8:13 p.m. PST

The Heights of Alma is one you want!

YouTube link

Donovan's arrangement of the period ballad.

Also here, for fifes and drums: YouTube link

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