The Irish Rover

03:59
Fred Gosbee/Castlebay
06/08/2015
Traditional

Story

This song was popularized by the Clancy brothers and has become standard fare for Irish musicians. In the 1966 publication Walton's New Treasury of Irish Songs and Ballads 2 it is attrubuted to J.M. Crofts of Dublin, but the earliest documented version is from Searsport, Maine, in 1941.

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  • Dec 17
    St Andrew's Church,  Newcastle