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Thread #104260 Message #3437399
Posted By: GUEST,Lighter
16-Nov-12 - 10:25 AM
Thread Name: folklore: Macananty 'King of the Fairies'
Subject: RE: folklore: Macananty 'King of the Fairies'
It's just possible that the book Jackie Boyce's informant remembered was "Ballads of Down," by George Francis Savage-Armstrong (London, 1901).
P. 93-97 contain a dialect poem called "Macananty: Fairy King of Scrabo Hill." It isn't nearly as elaborate as Samuel Curry described, but after so many years he may have mixed it up with something else.