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According to Australian researcher Raymond Crook,...
The Irish tune Hills of Connemara
A folk song from the British Isles, in some variants a sea shanty, with a storied past in Welsh and Irish traditions.
According to Australian researcher Raymond Crook, The Holy Ground was originally a Welsh song, subsequently taken up by the Irish balladeer tradition. He asserts that it was alternatively known as "The Lass of Swansea Town" or "Old Swansea Town Once More" .
= As sea shanty
The Holy Ground was also known as "The Cobh Sea Shanty" and was originally a capstan shanty - a song sung as sailors turned the capstan to raise the anchor. It was popular on the docks of Cork and Cobh as well as on the ships.
- ref name= Crooke Holy |source=text commentary to vocalist demonstration with guitar accompaniment|title=The Holy Ground|performer=Raymond Crooke|videography=Raymond Crooke|date recorded=unknown|date uploaded= url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5bVdjPAP9E&feature=autoplay&list=PL373C27204B0BB31F&index=36&playnext=1
- Crooke Holy| "Originally a Welsh song by the name of "The Lass of Swansea Town" or "Old Swansea Town Once More", this has been adapted as an Irish song with very similar lyrics."