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Thread #26730   Message #514151
Posted By: Brían
25-Jul-01 - 09:11 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Preab San Ol
Subject: RE: Preab San Ol; lyr add & req
Riocard Bairéad (c. 1714-1819) wrote many satirical songs,this one encouraging the peasants not to give their "tribute" to the landlords because, after all, they couldn't take it with them anyway.

I think there is some great stuff here.

I might offer a translation from idiom laden Gaeilge of the lines Mimosa inquired about as:

Therefore, Friends, isn't it a better plan
Don't be as we are, pop right into the drink.