Story Behind The Song

Jackson brought this haunting mandolin lick to me and I began writing the song as if I already knew the story. Rather spooky really.

Song Description

True Story brought to us by Jackson Flading of an old drinking mate from Ireland. He hung himself in an old 400 years tenement in Amsterdam. He was an IRA gun runner, a bar knuckle fighter and a man you did not want to piss off. Paddy is remembered in th

Song Length 4:11 Genre World - Celtic, New Age - Ethnic
Tempo Floating Lead Vocal Mixed Vocals
Mood Troubled, Heartbreaking Subject Change, Suspicion
Similar Artists Loreena McKennitt, Clannad Language English
Era 1800 - 1899


Music & lyrics by Roger Bolt, Jackson Flading
and JoAnna Noble

My soul is lost; I'm the Hooligan,
My life has vanished away.
With a small wee tear that no one sees
But me and my angel dear.

Lost in a dream was the hooligan,
With the night wind soft on his face.
A night bird song from his angel's sweet voice
His spirit surrenders to peace.

If I had a chance to do it all again
My choice would not be the same.
Pain and anger I would not sustain,
Torment would not be my name.


I am what I am and I must pay the price
For the pain I've brought to this life.
So let it read on my epitaph,
I am the hooligan.

Chorus out.

Lyrics Jackson Flading, Roger Bolt & JoAnna Noble Music Roger Bolt & Jackson Flading
Producer Roger Bolt & Mooka Rennick Publisher Bolt Media
Performance Roger Bolt, JoAnna Noble Label Woodbine Studios
This track is on 4 Member Playlists
Playlist Creator Playlist Name Date Added
Roy Elkins World 2019 11/19/2018
Essel My Top Songs 5/28/2011
Wind Dancer My Top Songs 2/26/2011
Ian Cox Listen to this stuff! 10/6/2007
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