"The Legend of Finn MacCumhail" as written by and Ken Casey Al Barr....
This mighty soldier on the eve of the war he'd wage told his troops of lessons learned from battles fought, "may your heart grow boldier like an iron clad brigade", said this leader to his outnumbered lot. known as a hero to all that he knew, long live the legend of fin maccumhail. the brave celtic leader of the chosen few, long live the legend of finn maccumhail.



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"The Legend of Finn Maccumhail" as written by Kenneth William Casey Alexander Martin Barr

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    General CommentThis song is about a dude that stood up for what he believed in and led his boys into the overwhelming opposition. It has a good stand-up for-what-you-believe-in message.
    Madcappunkon October 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentFinn Maccumhail is the mythic founder of the Fenians of Erin.
    ThePrieston March 13, 2003   Link
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    General Commentsort of has the same plot as "The Charge of the Light Brigade", a poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson. I thing the general meaning isn't exactly stand up for what you believe in, but be brave in the face of adversity.
    vlcmaapon December 03, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti don't think it's that much 2 do with standing up for what u believe in - more defending your country and searching for freedom. Finn was a Celtic Warrior and a giant who lived in the Giants Causeway in county Antrim in Ireland. There are lots of storys and myths about this warrior.
    eringobraghon March 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthow incredibly awesome! someone with the name eringobragh posts about an irish hero on St. Patrick's Day!
    Dropkick_Roveron May 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTrue, that is an odd coincidence Dropkick_Rover. Anyhow, This song is about Finn (Fionn, etc) Maccumhail (McCool, etc) and his troop of brigands. Anyhow, BAck to Rover's point, my name is also of celtic mythology (Didn't want to confuse the yanks by spelling it Dubhlachan) but Saint Patrick, on an unrelated note, is the most anti-Irish figure that the world has ever seen. He drove "The Snakes" from Ireland. As any historian 'ould tell you, "The Snakes" is just a metaphor, it really means those of Celtic religion, hence, the Celts, hence The Irish. He Drove the Irish from Ireland. Too bad I can't go back to then, I'd kill him, even if they executed me afterwards. Then maybe more people would practice my religion. The small solace in this is that the religion has never faded, at no point in history since its creation has it had no followers. The survivors who did not eventually convert to Catholicism taught it to their children and so, on. There are still some families today who practice this religion, in direct teaching from the ancients and there are many people who have converted to new age versions of it, Wicca, modern Druidism, etc, etc and one day the religion may be full again, but only if the lessons are taught on after the endless controversy and struggle of Celts who are outnumbered by Christians. Anyhow, that is the message that this song speaks.
    The-Dullahanon April 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTrue, that is an odd coincidence Dropkick_Rover. Anyhow, This song is about Finn (Fionn, etc) Maccumhail (McCool, etc) and his troop of brigands. Anyhow, BAck to Rover's point, my name is also of celtic mythology (Didn't want to confuse the yanks by spelling it Dubhlachan) but Saint Patrick, on an unrelated note, is the most anti-Irish figure that the world has ever seen. He drove "The Snakes" from Ireland. As any historian 'ould tell you, "The Snakes" is just a metaphor, it really means those of Celtic religion, hence, the Celts, hence The Irish. He Drove the Irish from Ireland. Too bad I can't go back to then, I'd kill him, even if they executed me afterwards. Then maybe more people would practice my religion. The small solace in this is that the religion has never faded, at no point in history since its creation has it had no followers. The survivors who did not eventually convert to Catholicism taught it to their children and so, on. There are still some families today who practice this religion, in direct teaching from the ancients and there are many people who have converted to new age versions of it, Wicca, modern Druidism, etc, etc and one day the religion may be full again, but only if the lessons are taught on after the endless controversy and struggle of Celts who are outnumbered by Christians. Anyhow, that is the message that this song speaks.
    The-Dullahanon April 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAhh, it posted twice!?!?! What the Devil?
    The-Dullahanon April 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think there is a mistype in the lyrics. instead of them saying "fearless" it sounds more like "celtic" which makes sense since he was celtic.
    IronAceon October 04, 2007   Link

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