The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #15331 Message #2771585
Posted By: MartinRyan
23-Nov-09 - 04:49 AM
Thread Name: ADD/Origins: The Foggy Dew (Fr. O'Neill)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Foggy Dew (Fr. O'Neill)
'catter Minna did some good research a while back in THIS THREAD culling early newspaper references to the song.
Also - I think McDonagh's collection of ballads is/was online. Wonder if it has his notes?
My other comment would be that it is likely that the song circulated on ballad sheets and in ephemeral songbooks. I'll have a look in the Irish Traditional Music Archive when I get a chance.