The Ballad Of Ronnie Drew
U2 / The Dubliners / Kíla / A Band of BowsiesInitial release: 2008
Robert Hunter contributed to the lyrics of the title track of this charity single. All proceeds from the sale of the single, at the request of Ronnie Drew, went to the Irish Cancer Society.
In an article about the song on the U2 website explains Hunter's involvement:
[Simon] Carmody recalled that Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead lyricist, was a fan of Drew, and they were delighted that when they approached him with the idea he was up for being involved. They anticipated Hunter would come up with lyrics for Ronnie to sing - in fact he came back with a lyrical tribute to him. The Ballad of Ronnie Drew became a collaborative composition between Hunter, Edge, Carmody and Bono.Related releases
The Ballad Of Ronnie Drew was included on the compilation;
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