One of my very favorite traditional songs! There are so many versions of it - and the stories told are so diverse - that I actually collect them!
Here is one that is just for fun and it is pure Filk! The tune is by Johnny Rivers - the classic "Secret Agent Man" - however, the words are all mine... bwahahahahaaaa!!! This is dedicated to all those wonderful Celtic Music Men in my life!!! That's me on all the instruments, too... love my keyboard!