The Shamrock Shore ( not Paddy’s Green … ) - origins ?
I’ll try again.
This is the only song on the old Molloy/Brady/Peoples LP. A stirring potted history of Ireland’s decline and diaspora in the 19th century.
There is a partial discussion of it here - https://thesession.org/recordings/display/218 - in the discussion of the whole album. Helpful for lyrics, but it doesn’t touch on its origin.
Now I perform this occasionally with a mate of mine, but never know how to introduce it authoritatively. Presumably Paul Brady was recommended it by someone who found it in an old songs volume, or printed in an old newspaper etc, with no credit for author, date etc.
But I’m hoping someone will know. Anyone ?