Mudcat Café message #3267415 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #135028   Message #3267415
Posted By: GUEST,Tim McShane
02-Dec-11 - 02:37 PM
Thread Name: Dominic Behan again.
Subject: RE: Dominic Behan again.
"Take It Down From The Mast" is not written by Dominic. On his own sleeve notes for his 1957 album "Songs of the IRA" he says;

"TAKE IT DOWN FROM THE MAST: This bitter song was very popular in Dublin after the signing of the treaty in 1921. The song's authorship is unknown; its tune is traditional."

    - Tim