I think that song was written by Brian O'Rourke.
"This is a wonderful tongue in cheek ditty by Galway writer Brian O'Rourke,
about a goat whose sole ambition in life is to become an Irish drum. Brian
has written and recorded several comedic and satirical songs."
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I'm sure at least one of you--probably more than one of
you--knows this. What's the name of the guy who wrote the song about
the little goat who wants to be a bodhran when he dies? I have a
tape cassette of him singing his songs, and I'm thinking of going
through my Irish music cassettes to try to find it. I haven't gone
through those cassettes in years, but, since they're in
alphabetically arranged groups, I have a good chance of finding it,
if I know his name. (BTW, the very good version I have of this song
on CD is by Colm O'Donnell.)
Thanks in advance.