Morrissey and the Russian bear

Denis McGrath
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Morrissey and the Russian bear, song (Come all ye gallant Irishmen wherever that you be …)

This ballad relates the tale of 19th-century Irish prize-fighter Johnny Morrissey and a boxing match that lasted twenty-eight rounds between him and a Russian sailor


With thanks to RTÉ Sound Archives for their digitisation of the Kenneth Goldstein/Aidan O'Hara Reels.