Lonesome In The Trail



Phil Lynott, bassist and singer of Thin Lizzy, and the daddy of Irish rock departed this life on this day in 1986.

Streaming above: a session version of Cowboy Song, recorded for the BBC on the 12th of February, 1976.

The most iconic Lizzy tune?


Phil Lynott



This afternoon.

Harry Street, Dublin 2.


8 thoughts on “Lonesome In The Trail

  1. The Bad Ambassador

    Touch of class remembering Philo BS.

    Version above is great – that said, I don’t think you can beat the segue from the last chord of “Cowboy Song” into “The Boys Are Back in Town” on “Live and Dangerous”. Still gives me goosebumps.

  2. Pip

    Jeez, you took the words right out etc.
    A golden moment – almost unbearably exciting (National Stadium, Johnny The Fox tour).

  3. Brendan G

    Jimmy Bain, the bassist with Dio, who co-wrote “Old Town” with Philo died in early 2016.. He died while on a def leppard rock cruise in the caribbean.

    There are so many great philo songs yes cowboy song is up there. Funny that we dont have anybody trying to be the new philo. both hansard and dempsey are doing their damndest to be the new luke kelly.

  4. Steve knievel

    Its quite a small statue and isnt in a particularly public order friendly location. Maybe it wasnt built well enough. Sculptors are artists not engineers. When i wss a kid i knocked over a bronze statue in a gallery.

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