Mudcat Café message #2660007 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #11826   Message #2660007
Posted By: GUEST,Thomas
19-Jun-09 - 03:34 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Ride On (Jimmy MacCarthy)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ride On (Jimmy MacCarthy)
This song has been sung many times. It is one of Christy Moore's biggest hits, he sings it at most of his gigs and his 1984 album 'Ride On' is one of his best albums yet. You can still see the album in most record stores today because it has been reissued so many times. Jimmy Mac's version is quite different to Christy's though. In Jimmy's version the verse that sticks out would have to be 'Run the claw along my gut one last time' since Christy always says 'Run your claw'.
My thanks to SpannerOtoole for explaining the difference in these lyrics.