Old Dog Long Road – Vol.1 (1961-2012) [2019]
[Disc 1]
Goodbye Monday Blues (1999)
Farewell To Ballymoney (1978)
Green Grows The Laurel (2002)
King Bore And The Sandman (1978)
Down By Greer’s Grove (1995)
Dublin Lady (1971)
Little Stack Of Wheat / Humours Of Tullycrine (1993)
Jack Tar (1971)
Viva Zapata (1993)
Edward Connors (1986)
Lady Leroy (1972)
Bonny Light Horseman (1978)
[Disc 2]
Lost Train Blues (1971)
Captain Colston (1995)
Kilgrain Hare (1985)
Chetvorno Horo (1993)
Reuben’s Train (1968)
Longford Weaver / Christmas Eve (1978)
Come All Ye Fisher Lassies (1969)
Captain Thunderbolt (1995)
Seamen Three (1981)
Truckin’ Little Baby (1961)
The Titanic (2012)
Sweet Lisbweemore (1995)

Abocurragh (2010)
The Close Shave / East at Glendart
James Magee
The Girl from Cushendun / The Love of my Life
The Demon Lover
Banks of Newfoundland
Oslo / Norwegian Mazurka
Way Out Yonder (2000)
Way Out Yonder [Instrumental]
On A Distant Shore [Instrumental]
Rain on the Roof (1995)
Baneasa’s Green Glade / Daichevo Horo
Rain on the Roof / The Blue Mountains of New South Wales
Pamela’s Ruchenitsa / Gruncharsko Horo / Baker’s Dozen
Come With Me Over the Mountain / A Smile in the Dark
Take No Prisoners / Old Brunswick
Rude Awakening (1991)
Viva Zapata
The Whole Damn Thing
Rude Awakening
Rainy Sundays… Windy Dreams (1980)
The Emigrants
Longford Weaver / Christmas Eve
Farewell to Ballymoney
Paidushko Horo
Bonny Woodhall (Bonus Track)
Rare & Misc. Recordings
An Irish Dream
John Barlow
In The Garden
Unreleased Songs

Buffalo Skinners
Sweet Bann Water
The Blind Harper
The Man that Shot the Dog
Ranger’s Command

I Thought That It Was Raining
Lawrence 1912
Molly Bawn
Shining Star
The Ballad Of Ben Hall
The Ballad Of Harry Houdini (title unconfirmed)
The Ballad Of Frank Ryan
The Douglas Tragedy
Victor Hara of Chile
You and I in One Bed Lie


One comment

    by Andy Irvine

    The Landlord’s agents standing with their crowbars in their hands,
    Four little children watch the fire and do not understand
    Just another family evicted from their home
    And the memory never faded for one brave man from Mayo

    He grew up in an English town and ideas filled his head
    He read about John Mitchell and what Fintan Lalor said
    How the landed gentry with their property unearned
    Took the food from millions gave them famine in return

    Michael Davitt was nineteen when he joined the IRB
    But the police they arrested him in 1870
    And the lies of the informer sent Michael Davitt down
    For fifteen years in Dartmoor as a traitor to the crown

    The Landlord and his agent wrote Davitt from his cell
    For selfishness and cruelty have no parallel
    And the one thing they’re entitled to these idle thoroughbreds
    Is a one way ticket out of here third class to Holyhead

    After seven years and seven months this convict was released
    His spirit was unbroken his commitment but increased
    And with one clear call he then unveiled his plan
    We’ll form a mighty Land League and we’ll nationalise the land

    O Forgotten Hero in poverty you came
    But you never looked for riches and you never looked for fame
    The interests of the common man it was your life’s aim
    Forgotten Hero never vanquished in the struggle

    The rain lashed down all summer and filled the people’s heart with fear
    And the harvest was the worst since the dreadful Famine years
    But the Land League’s Monster Meetings showed the farmers they were strong
    And if we all stick together, boys, it won’t take very long

    Out the ruins of the cottage were he first he drew his breath
    Davitt said I hope that I may have pleasure yet
    Of trampling on the ruins of this greedy useless band
    And driving Landlordism from the shores of Ireland

    With Parnell as its leader the land war held his course
    Hold the rent and hold the harvest they can’t evict us all
    And Davitt crossed the ocean saying give what you can spare
    And the Irish in Amerikay they paid up their full share

    But not for the first time and neither for the last
    The Dublin Castle Bishops nailed their colours to the mast
    And the Altars rang with warnings, respect the law we say
    For these Fenians and these Socialists are leading you astray

    With the laws of Private Property and the army at his back
    Buckshot Forster then arrested all the leaders of the pack
    In the Hallowed House of Commons the Gents did cheer and howl
    When they heard that Michael Davitt was safely back in jail

    At the treaty of Kilmainham Parnell threw it all away
    It was the turning point in his career and he turned the wrong way
    And the Revolution missed its chance with victory in its sight
    And fell down like a house of cards collapsing overnight

    Davitt saw the Land war as the first step down the track
    And he hoped to see the end of the Queen and the end of Union Jack
    And I hope some tremor reached him where he lies in bleak Mayo
    When they raised the Harp without the Crown above the GPO

    O Forgotten Hero in peace may you rest
    Your heart was always with the poor and the oppressed
    A prison cell could never quell the courage you possessed
    Forgotten Hero never vanquished in the struggle

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