Folk Songs



  • A while ago I picked up a liking for folk songs and the like. Sea chanties, drinking songs, things like that. So, if any of you know some good ones or have a perticular rendition you want to share, put it here. I’ll start us off with one that may not be a legitimate classic, but is fantastic none the less.
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    It is, of course, 15 men on the dead man’s chest. Chorus was originally created in the novel Treasure Island and was rounded out later.



  • I picked up an addiction to Irish folk songs over a few summers there - and when it comes to Irish bands, it’s hard to top The Dubliners. This is a personal favorite of mine

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    50 years together as of last year - as good a time as any for one of them to die and to finally call it quits, I suppose. RIP Barney McKenna, we’ll never see the likes of you again.



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