"Dad rolls up the stairs singing Roddy McCorley"

Roddy McCorley fought against the British in the Irish Rebellion of 1798.  He and his family had been evicted from their farm because his father had been convicted of stealing a sheep and was subsequently executed.  Trying to flee to America, Roddy McCorley was betrayed, captured and finally executed.  He gives his name to a well-known rebel song, recorded by the Clancy Brothers, the Dubliners and the Kingston Trio.

Listen on Spotify:  Roddy McCorley performed by The Dubliners

Official Roddy McCorley web site