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Posted By: GUEST,Declan
21-Feb-02 - 12:11 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Arthur McBride
Subject: RE: Arthur McBride
Belgabor,

The Andy Irvine version is recorded on the first Planxty album from about 1972. The title of the album is 'Planxty', but its also known as the Black Album.

Paul Brady got so sick of singing his version, and being asked for it throughout his gigs that he stopped doing it for a long time, but its back in his repertoir now.

As well as the recently issued Liberty tapes (from 1979) he's also released a re-recorded version of it on a 'best of' album called Nobody knows The best of Paul Brady.

I've also heard Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick do a completely different version of the song, but I don't know if they've recorded it anywhere.