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The Merry Ploughboy
Last updated: 22.04.17
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This is another song that I've never heard sung but came across in good old Soodlum's 100 Irish Ballads Volume 1. It's of a ploughboy tired of life on the farm looking for excitement in the IRA in Dublin where "... helmets glisten in the sun, where bayonets flash, and the rifles clash to the echo of a Thompson gun.
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