"The Newry Highwayman" is a traditional Irish or British folk song about a criminal's life and death. It is found in Ireland, the USA and Canada with titles such as "Rambling Boy" and "Rude And Rambling Man"; the earliest known version is from 1788 printed by John Brown, in a chapbook entitled "The irish robbers's adventure. To, added An Elegy on the Death of Captain Allen." The earliest broadside is from 1824. Some versions mention "Mansfield" and this is sometimes taken to be William Murray, first Earl of Mansfield; the 1788 version mentions "Reddans Town" instead of Newry, though the rest of the song is nearly identical to versions. British variants are classified as Roud 490. Other titles for this song include: Wild and Wicked Youth The Flash Lad In Newry Town Newlyn Town The Rambling Boy The Roving Blade Adieu Adieu The Irish Robber Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy on their 1978 album Two for the Early Dew; the Dubliners on their 1983 album Prodigal Sons Four to the Bar on their 1995 album Another Son.
Waterson–Carthy sang it on Fishes and Fine Yellow Sand as "Newry Town" The Watersons sang it on For Pence and Spicy Ale as "Adieu Adieu" Brass Monkey sang it on Sound and Rumour as "The Flash Lad" The Yetties sang it on "A Load Old Bales" as "Adieu Adieu" Eliza Carthy sang it on "Red" as "Adieu Adieu" Solas performed it on their first self-titled album and again on their 2006 album'Reunion: A Decade of Solas. Fairport Convention on their 1977 album The Bonny Bunch of Roses as "Adieu Adieu" The Carolina Tar Heels "Rude & Rambling Man" 1929; the Carter Family "The Rambling Boy" 1941. Wade Mainer "Ramblin' Boy 1941. Joan Baez "Rake And Rambling Boy" 1960. Boiled in Lead on their 1994 album Antler Dance. New Lost City Ramblers "Rambling Boy" 1963. Myers Family and Friends "The Rambling Boy" 2007. Bob Dylan has performed the song live as "Newry Highwayman" or "Roving Blade" Runa recorded a version of "The Newry Highwayman" on their 2011 album "Stretched on Your Grave". Columbia State University Newry Town^ The irish robbers's adventure.
To, added An Elegy on the Death of Captain Allen. 1788. P. 2 – via Gale Eighteenth Century Collections Online
12th of Never is the twelfth book of the James Patterson's Women's Murder Club series. This book has at least two minor ones; the first begins with the birth of police detective Lindsay Boxer's daughter, which had to be at home during a major power outage. The less than sterile condition of the baby's birth causes medical complications that keep Boxer away from her job during part of the investigation into a strange series of murders; the second plot revolves around the series of murders. These murders take place after an eccentric college professor has vivid dreams about murders that end up coming true much in the manner he dreams them; the third major plot involves a murder case Assistant District Attorney Yuki Castellano is trying in court. Castellano and Boxer are members of an informal group known as the Women's Murder Club. Castellano's court case has many twists. Reviewing the novel at BookReporter.com, Joe Hartlaub wrote, "12th of Never is a book you should read, you'll find it moving and compelling from beginning to end."