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The Moonshiner (1963)


Surely the most nihilistic folk song ever written and also – not entirely coincidentally – my party piece. Weddings, bar mitzvahs etc. etc.

March 14th, 2010.

2 Responses to “The Moonshiner (1963)”

  1. El Kid Says:

    Christ yessur i’ve heard you sing this one enuf times. But I Didn’t know Dylan wrote it I always though was irish. This and the one about the other depressing one about the black girl with ringlets in her hair. You know how to get a party started Buttsey.

  2. Eoin Says:

    @ EK – Its a traditional Irish song. Dylan didn’t write it. And the song about the girl with ringlets in her hair is the Lakes of Pontchartrain.

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