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Published on Sep 13, 2017
Taken from the album 'Between the Earth and Sky', out 27th October on Rough Trade Records: http://rtrecs.co/BTEAS
Lankum say: "We first heard this song from the great Dublin singer Barry Gleeson, who included it on his debut CD, Path across the Ocean (TERR CD001). Although many people have recorded it, all sources lead back to one Mary Delaney. Mary was an Irish Traveller recorded in London in 1973 by collectors Jim Carroll and Pat Mackenzie, who speculated that it was a remake of the song ‘What Would You Do If You Married a Soldier’ to which it bears more than a passing resemblance. Mary can be heard singing this song, along with many others on the double CD From Puck to Appleby (MTCD325-6)"