The Star of the County Down is an old Irish folk song with many, many recorded versions out there.

I originally came to like this song from a very down-tempo version of it, something similar to this (not this one exactly, the one I heard was still a bit slower). I liked that one fine.

So when I first heard Van Morrison do this next version:

I thought, what’s his freakin’ hurry?


But then I heard the O.G. do this

I can get behind this version. After all, it’s the Irish Rovers.

But the next one really gets the blood flowing:

Anyway… feel free to link your own in the comments.