The lyrics for this song actually predate IBC. Ranjit wrote them in response to a typo on another forum, and when IBC got going he contributed them to the project. swt, as was his habit, wrote music for the lyrics but recorded it as a chiptune without words, and jwgh then took swt’s tune and recorded it without instruments. Both versions are on Supermarket.

Not on any album, fortunately, is a somewhat inebriated rendition I pulled out at a pub somewhere in the Cotswolds in 2006 while touring with the American Travelling Morrice.

Here’s a video of jwgh doing a live performance.

Ballad of the Eire Canal (A Capella) (mp3)


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