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Saturday, November 18, 2023

Saturday Music Post - Whisky in the Jar

"Whisky in the Jar" is a traditional Irish song of unknown origin, one of many celebrating bandits and (in this case implicitly) resistance to the British. Folk versions were popularized in the 1960s by the Irish Rovers, in the UK, and the Highwaymen in the U.S. (not the supergroup with Willie Nelson, et al, the folk quartet with Stephen Trott, later of the Ninth Circuit), followed by rock versions from Thin Lizzy and Metallica. I'm not crazy about the latter, but they were obviously very popular leading to many covers. Regrettably, I could only find audio cuts of many of the major Irish bands. Oh well.

The clips are at The Faculty Lounge.

Posted by Steve Lubet on November 18, 2023 at 05:58 AM | Permalink

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