Mudcat Café message #493784 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #35946   Message #493784
Posted By: Big Tim
28-Jun-01 - 07:15 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Arthur McBride - What's the background?
Subject: RE: Arthur McBride- What's the background?
I read somewhere that the song dates from the 1840s. I would say that Planxty put it on the map (1973) and that Bob Dylan spread it even further (1992), if memory serves.