The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #16016   Message #148373
Posted By: Bruce O.
11-Dec-99 - 11:43 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Tarpaulin Jacket
Subject: RE: Wrap me up in my tarpaulin jacket????
I, too, would love to see "Lady Monroe", as it is possibly related to a lost Irish song "Moll Roe in the Morning", whose tune was used in an Irish ballad opera of 1748, and in 1760 for a song on the death of the French Admiral Thurot at Sole Bay (after his capture of Carrickfergus Castle).

I'd also like the see the ballad about the capture of Carrickfergus, whose tune is known as; Irish- "Carrickfergus" and "The Dargle"; Scots- "The Small Pin Cushion"; English- "Haste to the Wedding". A note in Eloise Linscott's New England songs is obviously completely screwed up, as she has Thurot writing the ballad on the Isle of Man (while the English are scouring the Irish Sea looking for him).