Two Hundred Years A-Brewing

DESCRIPTION: A song for "thirsty tourists" about "our famous stout" made "down by the Liffeyside," "our grand brewery at the top of James's Street" and "Our barges neat nigh Watling Street ... full of double X," a favourite at the Brien Boru after a funeral.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1961 (recording, Margaret Barry and Michael Gorman)
KEYWORDS: commerce drink Ireland nonballad
FOUND IN:
Roud #12930
RECORDINGS:
Margaret Barry and Michael Gorman, "Two Hundred Years A-Brewing" (on Voice13)
NOTES: See "The Wreck of the Vartry" for more about Double X, the Guiness brewery and barges on the Liffey. - BS
File: Rc200YB

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