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Brennan On The Moor

Cecil Sharp Manuscript Collection (at Clare College, Cambridge) (CJS2/10/426)
First Line: It's of a fearless highwayman
Performer: Cockram, Bill
Date: 13 Sep 1904
Collector: Sharp, Cecil J.
Roud No: 476
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It's of a fearless highwayman a story I will tell His
name was William Bren nan and in Ireland he did dwell and up
on the Libbery mountains he commenced his wild career where
many a weal thy gentleman before him struck with fear
Brennan the on the moor, Bren nan on the moor, Brennan on the
moor bold and undaunted stand bold Brennan on the moor
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It's of a fearless highwayman a story I will tell His
name was William Bren nan and in Ireland he did dwell and up
on the Libbery mountains he commenced his wild career where
many a weal thy gentleman before him struck with fear
Brennan the on the moor, Bren nan on the moor, Brennan on the
moor bold and undaunted stand bold Brennan on the moor

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Brennan on the Moor [tune only]

Sabine Baring-Gould Manuscript Collection (SBG/1/2/824)
First Line:
Performer: Hard, J
Date:
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Collector: Bussell, F. W. | Baring-Gould, Sabine
Roud No: 476
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Brennan on the Moor

sung all around Dartmoor taken down from J. Woodrich by S.B.G.


Taken down from J. Hurd by F.W.B.

 

Taken down from Sam. Fone by F.W.B. July 1893.

 

1. ‘Tis of a fearless highway man, a story now I'll tell
His name was Willie Brennan, in Ireland he did dwell.
'Twas in the Limerick mountains commenced his wild career,
Where many a wealthy gentleman before him shook with fear,
Brennan on the Moor, Brennan on the Moor
Bold & undaunted stood, young Brennan on the Moor.

&c. &c. &c.

 

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Baring-Gould Ms. Ref. PC 2, 415 (365)

 

 

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Brennan on the Moor

sung all around Dartmoor taken down from J. Woodrich by S.B.G.


Taken down from J. Hurd by F.W.B.

 

Taken down from Sam. Fone by F.W.B. July 1893.

 

1. ‘Tis of a fearless highway man, a story now I'll tell
His name was Willie Brennan, in Ireland he did dwell.
'Twas in the Limerick mountains commenced his wild career,
Where many a wealthy gentleman before him shook with fear,
Brennan on the Moor, Brennan on the Moor
Bold & undaunted stood, young Brennan on the Moor.

&c. &c. &c.

 

Broadside

 

 

 


Baring-Gould Ms. Ref. PC 2, 415 (365)

 

 

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Brennan on the Moor [tune only]

Sabine Baring-Gould Manuscript Collection (SBG/1/2/823)
First Line:
Performer: Woodrich, John
Date:
Collector: Baring-Gould, Sabine
Roud No: 476
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Brennan on the Moor

sung all around Dartmoor taken down from J. Woodrich by S.B.G.


Taken down from J. Hurd by F.W.B.

 

Taken down from Sam. Fone by F.W.B. July 1893.

 

1. ‘Tis of a fearless highway man, a story now I'll tell
His name was Willie Brennan, in Ireland he did dwell.
'Twas in the Limerick mountains commenced his wild career,
Where many a wealthy gentleman before him shook with fear,
Brennan on the Moor, Brennan on the Moor
Bold & undaunted stood, young Brennan on the Moor.

&c. &c. &c.

 

Broadside

 

 

 


Baring-Gould Ms. Ref. PC 2, 415 (365)

 

 

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Brennan on the Moor

sung all around Dartmoor taken down from J. Woodrich by S.B.G.


Taken down from J. Hurd by F.W.B.

 

Taken down from Sam. Fone by F.W.B. July 1893.

 

1. ‘Tis of a fearless highway man, a story now I'll tell
His name was Willie Brennan, in Ireland he did dwell.
'Twas in the Limerick mountains commenced his wild career,
Where many a wealthy gentleman before him shook with fear,
Brennan on the Moor, Brennan on the Moor
Bold & undaunted stood, young Brennan on the Moor.

&c. &c. &c.

 

Broadside

 

 

 


Baring-Gould Ms. Ref. PC 2, 415 (365)

 

 

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Brennan on the Moor [tune only]

Sabine Baring-Gould Manuscript Collection (SBG/1/2/825)
First Line:
Performer: Fone, Sam
Date: Jul 1893
Collector: Bussell, F. W. | Baring-Gould, Sabine
Roud No: 476
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Brennan on the Moor

sung all around Dartmoor taken down from J. Woodrich by S.B.G.


Taken down from J. Hurd by F.W.B.

 

Taken down from Sam. Fone by F.W.B. July 1893.

 

1. ‘Tis of a fearless highway man, a story now I'll tell
His name was Willie Brennan, in Ireland he did dwell.
'Twas in the Limerick mountains commenced his wild career,
Where many a wealthy gentleman before him shook with fear,
Brennan on the Moor, Brennan on the Moor
Bold & undaunted stood, young Brennan on the Moor.

&c. &c. &c.

 

Broadside

 

 

 


Baring-Gould Ms. Ref. PC 2, 415 (365)

 

 

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Brennan on the Moor

sung all around Dartmoor taken down from J. Woodrich by S.B.G.


Taken down from J. Hurd by F.W.B.

 

Taken down from Sam. Fone by F.W.B. July 1893.

 

1. ‘Tis of a fearless highway man, a story now I'll tell
His name was Willie Brennan, in Ireland he did dwell.
'Twas in the Limerick mountains commenced his wild career,
Where many a wealthy gentleman before him shook with fear,
Brennan on the Moor, Brennan on the Moor
Bold & undaunted stood, young Brennan on the Moor.

&c. &c. &c.

 

Broadside

 

 

 


Baring-Gould Ms. Ref. PC 2, 415 (365)

 

 

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Brennan on the Moor

Sabine Baring-Gould Manuscript Collection (SBG/1/2/822)
First Line: 'Tis of a fearless highwayman, a story new I'll tell
Performer:
Date:
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Collector:
Roud No: 476
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sung all around Dartmoor taken down from J. Woodrich by S.B.G.


Taken down from J. Hurd by F.W.B.

 

Taken down from Sam. Fone by F.W.B. July 1893.

 

1. ‘Tis of a fearless highway man, a story now I'll tell
His name was Willie Brennan, in Ireland he did dwell.
'Twas in the Limerick mountains commenced his wild career,
Where many a wealthy gentleman before him shook with fear,
Brennan on the Moor, Brennan on the Moor
Bold & undaunted stood, young Brennan on the Moor.

&c. &c. &c.

 

Broadside

 

 

 


Baring-Gould Ms. Ref. PC 2, 415 (365)

 

 

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Brennan on the Moor

sung all around Dartmoor taken down from J. Woodrich by S.B.G.


Taken down from J. Hurd by F.W.B.

 

Taken down from Sam. Fone by F.W.B. July 1893.

 

1. ‘Tis of a fearless highway man, a story now I'll tell
His name was Willie Brennan, in Ireland he did dwell.
'Twas in the Limerick mountains commenced his wild career,
Where many a wealthy gentleman before him shook with fear,
Brennan on the Moor, Brennan on the Moor
Bold & undaunted stood, young Brennan on the Moor.

&c. &c. &c.

 

Broadside

 

 

 


Baring-Gould Ms. Ref. PC 2, 415 (365)

 

 

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Brennan on the Moor

Francis Collinson Manuscript Collection (COL/4/33)
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Collector: Collinson, F.
Roud No: 476
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Brennan on the Moor

Sabine Baring-Gould Manuscript Collection (SBG/3/12/31)
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Collector: Baring-Gould, Sabine
Roud No: 476
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Brennan On The Moor

Cecil Sharp Manuscript Collection (at Clare College, Cambridge) (CJS2/9/3081)
First Line: 'Tis of a fearless Irishman a story I will tell
Performer: Agee, Mr. [Agee, Joseph]
Date: 2 Jun 1918
Place: USA : Virginia : Blue Ridge
Collector: Sharp, Cecil J.
Roud No: 476
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BRENNAN ON THE MOOR.

 

'Tis of a fearless Irishman a story I will tell,

His name was William Brennan and in Ireland he did dwell.

'Twas on the Culloden mountain he began his wild career,

And many a wealthy gentleman before him shook with fear.

       Brennan on the Moor, Brennan on the Moor,

       Bold and undaunted stood young Brennan on the Moor.

 

One night he met a pedlar by the name of Joel Sporn;

They travelled on together till the day began to dawn.

The pedlar missed his money, likewise his watch and chain;

He at once encountered Brannan and he robbed him back again.

 

Now when Willie found the pedlar was as good a man as he,

He took him on the highway his comrade for to be,

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

And he proved a faithful comrade until his dying day.

 

A brace of loaded pistols they carried night and day.

He never robbed a poor man upon the king's highway;

What he took from the rich, like Turpin and Black Bess,

He'd always give it to the widow in distress.

 

'Twas down in Tiperrary, a place called Galley Moor,

There Willie and his companion was made to suffer sore.

He lay thick upon the briars which grew thick upon the field,

And there he received nine wounds before that he would yield.

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BRENNAN ON THE MOOR - Cont.

 

Farewell to you, my loving wife, and you my children three,

Likewise my aged parents who have shed sad tears for me.

My mother she will wring her old grey locks and cry:

Better it would have been for you if in your cradle you had died.

 

       Mr. Agee sang a several other verses which I have not noted. 

       They followed the English broadside version.

 

Sung by Mr. Agee at Blue Ridge, Botetourt Co., Va., June 2nd 1918.

 

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BRENNAN ON THE MOOR.

 

'Tis of a fearless Irishman a story I will tell,

His name was William Brennan and in Ireland he did dwell.

'Twas on the Culloden mountain he began his wild career,

And many a wealthy gentleman before him shook with fear.

       Brennan on the Moor, Brennan on the Moor,

       Bold and undaunted stood young Brennan on the Moor.

 

One night he met a pedlar by the name of Joel Sporn;

They travelled on together till the day began to dawn.

The pedlar missed his money, likewise his watch and chain;

He at once encountered Brannan and he robbed him back again.

 

Now when Willie found the pedlar was as good a man as he,

He took him on the highway his comrade for to be,

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

And he proved a faithful comrade until his dying day.

 

A brace of loaded pistols they carried night and day.

He never robbed a poor man upon the king's highway;

What he took from the rich, like Turpin and Black Bess,

He'd always give it to the widow in distress.

 

'Twas down in Tiperrary, a place called Galley Moor,

There Willie and his companion was made to suffer sore.

He lay thick upon the briars which grew thick upon the field,

And there he received nine wounds before that he would yield.

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BRENNAN ON THE MOOR - Cont.

 

Farewell to you, my loving wife, and you my children three,

Likewise my aged parents who have shed sad tears for me.

My mother she will wring her old grey locks and cry:

Better it would have been for you if in your cradle you had died.

 

       Mr. Agee sang a several other verses which I have not noted. 

       They followed the English broadside version.

 

Sung by Mr. Agee at Blue Ridge, Botetourt Co., Va., June 2nd 1918.

 

                                                             4303

 

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Brennan On The Moor

Cecil Sharp Manuscript Collection (at Clare College, Cambridge) (CJS2/10/4303)
First Line: 'Tis of a fearless Irishman a story I will tell
Performer: Agee, Joseph
Date: 2 Jun 1918
Collector: Sharp, Cecil J.
Roud No: 476
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Brennan On The Moor

Cecil Sharp Manuscript Collection (at Clare College, Cambridge) (CJS2/9/53)
First Line: It's of a fearless highwayman a story I will tell
Performer: Spracklan, Tom
Date: Sep 1903
Collector: Sharp, Cecil J.
Roud No: 476
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Brenna on the Moor

 

It's of a fearless highwayman a story I will tell:

His name was William Brennan and in Ireland he did dwell,

And upon the Libbery mountains he commenced his wild career,

Where many a wealthy gentleman before him shook with fear.

 

Bold and undaunted stood bold Brennan on the moor;

Brennan on the moor, Brennan on the moor,

Bold and undaunted stood bold Brennan on the moor.

 

A brace of loaded pistols he carried night and day,

He never robbed a poor man all on the king's highway;

But what he'd taken from the rich, like Turpin and Black Bess,

He always did divide between the widows in distress.

 

Bold and undaunted, etc.

 

One day he robbed a packman and his name was Pedlar Bawn;

They travelled on together till the day began to dawn,

The pedlar found his money gone, likewise his watch d.nd chain,

He at once surrounded Brennan and he robbed him back again.

 

Bold and undaunted etc.

 

 

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When Brennan saw the pedlar was as good a man as he,

He took him on the highway his companion to be;

The pedlar threw away his pack without any more delay,

And proved a faithful comrade unto his dying day.

 

Bold and undaunted etc.

 

One day upon the highway as Willie he sat down,

He met the mayor of Cashel a mile outside the town;

The mayor knew his features, “I think you're my man,” said he,

I think you're William Brennan, you must come along o’ me.”

 

Bold and undaunted etc.

 

Willie's wife had been to town provisions for to buy,

When she saw her Willie, she began to sob and cry;

He said,  “Give me that tenpence;” as quick as Willie spoke,

She handed him a blunderbuss from underneath her cloak.

 

Bold and undaunted etc.

 

Now with this loaded blunderbuss, the truth I will unfold,

He made the mayor to tremble and robbed him of his gold;

A hundred pound was offered, for his apprehension there,

But with his horse and saddle to the mountains did repair.

 

Bold and undaunted etc.

 

He lay among the fern all day, it was thick upon the field,

And nine wounds he had received  before that he would yield;

He was captured and found guilty and the judge made his reply,

“For robbing on the King's highway you're both condemned to die.”

 

Bold and undaunted etc.

 

Tom Sprachlan, Hambridge .  Sept. 1903.

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Brenna on the Moor

 

It's of a fearless highwayman a story I will tell:

His name was William Brennan and in Ireland he did dwell,

And upon the Libbery mountains he commenced his wild career,

Where many a wealthy gentleman before him shook with fear.

 

Bold and undaunted stood bold Brennan on the moor;

Brennan on the moor, Brennan on the moor,

Bold and undaunted stood bold Brennan on the moor.

 

A brace of loaded pistols he carried night and day,

He never robbed a poor man all on the king's highway;

But what he'd taken from the rich, like Turpin and Black Bess,

He always did divide between the widows in distress.

 

Bold and undaunted, etc.

 

One day he robbed a packman and his name was Pedlar Bawn;

They travelled on together till the day began to dawn,

The pedlar found his money gone, likewise his watch d.nd chain,

He at once surrounded Brennan and he robbed him back again.

 

Bold and undaunted etc.

 

 

When Brennan saw the pedlar was as good a man as he,

He took him on the highway his companion to be;

The pedlar threw away his pack without any more delay,

And proved a faithful comrade unto his dying day.

 

Bold and undaunted etc.

 

One day upon the highway as Willie he sat down,

He met the mayor of Cashel a mile outside the town;

The mayor knew his features, “I think you're my man,” said he,

I think you're William Brennan, you must come along o’ me.”

 

Bold and undaunted etc.

 

Willie's wife had been to town provisions for to buy,

When she saw her Willie, she began to sob and cry;

He said,  “Give me that tenpence;” as quick as Willie spoke,

She handed him a blunderbuss from underneath her cloak.

 

Bold and undaunted etc.

 

Now with this loaded blunderbuss, the truth I will unfold,

He made the mayor to tremble and robbed him of his gold;

A hundred pound was offered, for his apprehension there,

But with his horse and saddle to the mountains did repair.

 

Bold and undaunted etc.

 

He lay among the fern all day, it was thick upon the field,

And nine wounds he had received  before that he would yield;

He was captured and found guilty and the judge made his reply,

“For robbing on the King's highway you're both condemned to die.”

 

Bold and undaunted etc.

 

Tom Sprachlan, Hambridge .  Sept. 1903.

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Brennan on the moor

Sabine Baring-Gould Manuscript Collection (SBG/3/15/9)
First Line:
Performer: Woodrich, J.
Date: Jul 1893
Collector: Baring-Gould, Sabine
Roud No: 476
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