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Thread #36075   Message #529650
Posted By: Big Tim
16-Aug-01 - 05:42 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Hiring fair songs
Subject: Lyr Add: THE HIRING FAIRS OF ULSTER (O'Lochlainn)
Ard, you're a card! How about this one from our old friend O'Lochlainn, THE HIRING FAIRS OF ULSTER, first verse,

The ploughboy with a steady hand,
He will engage to plough the land,
The dairymaid is well prepared, to mind her milk and dairy,
The cowboy with a staff or stave,
Will mind his cows by brook or brae,
The shoe boy too is wanted there to polish boots for ladies...

OK another verse,

The servants' wages now should rise,
As beef and butter got so high,
There’s ten eggs sold at pence a piece, turkey eggs three ha'pence,
The paper states the London price,
Of wheat and oats and bacon dry,
And Gladstone seeking tenant right, it's now in contemplation.

Slan, BT.

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