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Thread #155631   Message #3666358
Posted By: GUEST,henryp
05-Oct-14 - 02:30 PM
Thread Name: fifties popsongs that started as folk
Subject: RE: fifties popsongs that started as folk
"Whiskey in the Jar" appeared in an early form as "The Sporting Hero, or, Whiskey in the Bar" in a mid-1850s broadsheet.

It was recorded by Burl Ives in 1958 as "Kilgary Mountain" and by Thin Lizzy in 1972.

In 1998, heavy metal band Metallica recorded a version very similar to that of Thin Lizzy, winning a Grammy for the song in 2000 for Best Hard Rock Performance. I wonder if they followed that with Seven Drunken Nights.