As I Roved Out

from by Dan O'Shea

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A haunting ballad, the meaning of which has been debated far and wide. Perhaps the "lassie who had the land" is the Queen, and the soldier has taken the shilling, taking him far from his true love (thanks Kieran).


from Idle Fellows and Merrymakers, released May 30, 2012



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Dan O'Shea Falmouth, UK

Dan O'Shea is a hearty singer of traditional song, with a broad repertoire spanning the breadth of the British Isles. His songs are sung with passion and conviction, whether sung a'cappella or accompanied on the tenor mandola, bouzouki or accordion. He can be found singing in the street, at festivals around the UK, or in league with the acclaimed Falmouth Fish Sea Shanty Collective. ... more

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