Tag Archives: outlaw

Brennan on the Moor

TITLE: Brennan on the Moor AUTHOR: unknown CATEGORY: Traditional, Public Domain KEYWORDS: outlaw, rambling, execution EARLIEST PRINTED OR RECORDED REFERENCE: before 1862 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 11(3014)) HISTORICAL REFERENCES: 1804 – Hanging of William Brennan, a highwayman who worked in County Cork “…Willie Brennan was an Irish Robin Hood/Rob Roy figure in the late 1700s.  He was a Waterford read more »

Whiskey in the Jar

TITLE: Whiskey in the Jar AUTHOR: Unknown CATEGORY: Traditional, Public Domain KEYWORDS: robbery, prison, love, trial, punishment, escape, outlaw EARLIEST DATE: 1855 (broadside, Murray Mu23-y1:137) “Throughout history outlaw heroes have served to provide oppressed people with dignity during their subjugation. Swashbuckling, romantic figures, they represented traditional justice as opposed to the self-interest and inequity of the state. Set in 17th Century read more »