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Thread #151940   Message #3551537
Posted By: GUEST,henryp
21-Aug-13 - 05:12 PM
Thread Name: Linen Industry Songs
Subject: RE: Linen Industry Songs
The Longford Weaver by Andy Irvine

As "The Longford Weaver" this song is owed to Andy Irvine, who adapted it from the version "Long Cookstown" in Sam Henry's "Songs of the People" which he consulted in the scrapboooks in Dublin before the collection appeared in book form - published 1990 by University of Georgia Press - edited by Gale Huntington and Lani Herrmann. Available from libraries or on sale in USA from Lani and in Europe from me. John Moulden

These five long quarters I have been weaving
And for my weaving I was paid down.
I bought a shirt in the foremost fashion,
All for to walk up thro' Longford town.
I walked up and thro' Longford city,
Where Nancy's whiskey I chanced to smell.
I thought it fun for to go and taste it,
These five long quarters I've liked it well.