This is the wonderful Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem. Probably my favorite song of theirs. It's a rousing, very funny and totally convoluted song loosely inspired by James Joyce, with heavy emphasis on the "loosely," basically in title only. Bizarrely, I once taught myself to sing this, something I look on as one of my great achievements. Today, I can still get through the chorus at least, and I consider that I victory. I do my best to stumble across most of the rest of the words, but as you'll hearing, stumbling isn't too inappropriate in this case.
(I've always loved the phrase in the song, "Shillelagh Law." I gather it means whacking people over the head wit
The song is "Tim Finnegan's Wake".