Joe Brady

DESCRIPTION: "I am a bold undaunted youth and Joe Brady is my name." Two policemen stop him as a "Fenian Blade." James Carey has betrayed him for the Phoenix Park murders. Bystanders cry out on his behalf. Many are proud of Carey's victims
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1973 (Behan)
KEYWORDS: execution homicide trial Ireland political mother
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Behan, #34, "Joe Brady" (1 text, 1 tune, probably modified)
cf. "The Phoenix Park Tragedy" (subject: the Phoenix Park murders) and references there
NOTES [34 words]: Behan calls this traditional, although I can find no other versions. Still, songs about the Phoenix Park events are numerous; this looks like a song that could have been built out of floating components. - RBW
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File: Beha034

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