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The Hills of Connemara
Last updated: 22.04.17
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I probably first consciously heard "The Hills of Connemara" on a Clancy Brothers record but the version I sing is from Soodlum's 100 Irish Ballads Volume 2 who describe it as a song about the production of illicit alcohol (poteen) and the attempt by the Excise Officers to control it. I especially like the verse
  A gallon for the butcher, a quart for Tom,
  A bottle for poor old father Tom,
  To help the poor old dear along;
  In the hills of Connemara."
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