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Description: The song, based on a real event in 1920, describes how an Irish Republican Army unit needed transport to a town over fifty miles away, but had no car to carry them. They decided to call out Doctor Johnston and then ambush him and his car at a railway bridge and commandeer the car for the IRA. The song was very popular in Ireland in the 1920s before being rediscovered and covered by bands like The Dubliners and Flying Column, although the more modern versions have slightly different lyrics. [Wikipedia]
Key: D Major