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Subject: Irish Songbook Index
From: Joe Offer
Date: 07 Mar 08 - 05:35 PM

We really should have an index for Irish songbooks in our indexing project. So many Irish songbooks are small collections that aren't indexed anywhere (sometimes, not even in the books themselves).
This page might help us get a start.
The idea of this project is to help people know what is available in the songbooks in our libraries. If you have a songbook that hasn't been indexed here, please post a scan/OCR of the index. Page numbers and first lines are nice, but not necessary. Don't worry about fancy formatting - it's my job to make it look sexy.

To search for a song on this page, use the "find" command on your browser [CTRL-F]. If it's listed in one of these songbooks, post a request for the song in this thread, and watch this thread for an answer. The songbook owner will post the lyrics in another thread, and somebody will post a link here to lead you to it. Once your song has been posted, please post a word of thanks so we'll know for sure you got it.
-Joe-
      This is an edited PermaThread® for indexes of Irish songbooks. This thread will be edited by Martin Ryan and Joe Offer. Feel free to post to this thread, but remember that all messages posted here are subject to editing or deletion.
      In most cases, the person who posted the index owns a copy of the book in question, or at least has access to it. If there's a song listed here that you'd like to have lyrics or melody for, post a request below. We'll move your request to a new thread and give you an answer.
      -Joe Offer-

How to use Songbook Indexes

Use [CTRL-F] to find the song you want, and then post a request for the song at the bottom of the thread. We'll contact the songbook owner and obtain the lyrics, and we'll post an answer or a link in your request message.


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Subject: RE: Irish Songbook Index
From: michaelr
Date: 07 Mar 08 - 06:56 PM

What indexing project?


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Subject: RE: Irish Songbook Index
From: Joe Offer
Date: 07 Mar 08 - 08:12 PM

Hi, Michael -
Look at the crosslinks above.
Among us all, we have a huge collective collection of songbooks. We can't post every song from every book, so we've been posting at least the tables of contents. That way, if somebody Googles a song, they may find out that one of us has it in a book. It has worked especially well for school songbooks.
No need to post indexes for books included in Roud, or in the Traditional Ballad Index.
In some cases, like the John A. Stone 'Old Put' Songsters and this Russian Songbook, we are posting every song from some songbooks. You'll also find a number of full songbooks at http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/index.html and http://www.drinkingsongs.net.

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Subject: Index: Irish Emigrant Ballads and Songs (Wright)
From: MartinRyan
Date: 21 Jun 08 - 07:42 AM

I know that, thanks to ejsant, we already have an index to Wrights "Irish Emigrant Songs and Ballads" in another thread . However, I have just received a more detailed version from Jim Carroll, another 'catter. Jim's version lists Title, First Line and, importantly, Source, for each song. I'm going to post his copy, chapter by chapter, in this edited thread.

First, some general comments from Jim:
*******************************************************
Title: Irish Emigrant Ballads and Songs, edited by Robert L Wright.
Pub. Bowling Green University Popular Press 1975
Large book 712 pp.
Approx 450 songs, few with airs, and a few airs only.
No song notes.
Divided up into Introduction, 10 categories and 3 appendices as follows:
    I The Situation in Ireland
    II Farewell
    III The Banished and the Transported
    IV Some Well-Known Emigrants
    V Hazards of the Crossing
    VI Love
    VII War
    VIII Life in America
    IX The Stage Irishman
    X Nostalgia For and Return To Ireland
    Appendix I Airs
    Appendix II Some Recorded Emigrant (and Related) Songs
    Appendix III Hazards of the Crossing: Some Particulars
Extensive bibliography.

No general index, but each category comes with its own index giving
title, 1st line, source and location of source, with very occasional
extra comments, such as titles of alternative versions.
******************************************

Many thanks to Jim for this useful resource.

Regards


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Subject: Index: Irish Emigrant Ballads and Songs (Ch. I)
From: MartinRyan
Date: 21 Jun 08 - 07:45 AM

"Irish Emigrant Ballads and Songs"
Wright
**************************************************

CHAPTER I - THE SITUATION IN IRELAND

OH! ONCE WE WERE ILLIGANT PEOPLE                                                34
Same first line Source:   
The Universal Irish Song Book, 450.

THE TROUBLES OF ERIN                                                                35
"We know there are many in Erin"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: National Library of Ireland

IRELAND, POOR IRELAND!                                                                       36
"There's a dear little island away o'er the sea,"
Source: Broadside, E. G. Mayfield, Dublin Located: Yale University Library

ECHOES FROM IRELAND                                                                37
"Old Ireland we know it is in a bad state,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: The Newberry Library

WHAT'S DEAR IRELAND COME TO                                                        38
"One cold winter's night as the day was dawning,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: Cambridge University Library

THE DEAR EMERALD ISLE                                                                40
"Kind friends, will ye help a poor, weary stranger,"
Source: O'Conor, Old-Time Songs and Ballads of Ireland, 110.

THE WRONGS OF ERIN                                                                       41
"You learned men of fame excuse a feeble frame,"
Source: Broadside, H. Such, London Located: British Museum

A NEW SONG, CALLED, THE DISTRESSED SONS OF ERIN!                                43
"Sweet Erin, my country, how long wilt thou grieve,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: British Museum

THE FARMER'S DISTRESS                                                                44
"You Farmers of the nation of high and low degree,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: Trinity College Library, Dublin

JOHN MALONE                                                                                45
"You persecuted Wexfordmen, wherever you may be,"
Source: Ranson, Songs of the Wexford Coast, 81.

LAMENT OF THE EVICTED IRISH PEASANT                                                46
"The night is dark and dreary,"
Source: Sparling, Irish Minstrelsy, 205-06.

A NEW SONG ENTITLED THE KERRY EVICTION                                               47
"A farmer named McMahan in Kerry once did dwell,"
Source: Broadside, Nicholson, Belfast
Located: Reported by Zimmerman (Irish Political Street Ballads and Rebel Songs,286-87) as being in the Central Library, Belfast.

THE IRISH TENNANT FARMERS LAMENT FROM EVICTION FROM HIS NATIVE HOME        48
"All you that simpathize with poor old Ireland"
Source: Broadside, no imprint, but probably P. Brereton of Dublin   Located: New York Public Library

EVICTIONS IN IRELAND! OR, WHY DID I LEAVE MY COUNTRY?                        50
"I love to sing of Erin's Isle, a country dear to me,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: Mitchell Library, Glasgow

THREE LEAVES OF SHAMROCK                                                        51
"When leaving dear old Ireland in the merry month of June,"
Source: Broadside, W. J. Wehman, New York Located: Henry E. Huntington Library

SKIBBEREEN*                                                                               52
"Oh, Father, I often heard you talk of Erin's lovely isle;"
Source: Fowke, Traditional Singers and Songs from Ontario, 48-49.
This song has wide distribution.

SKIBBEREEN*                                                                               54
(This variant seems quite different musically.)
Source: Hughes, Irish Country Songs, 76-84.

NEW SONG ON SKIBBEREEN                                                                64
"What cry is this upon the winds"
Source: Sinn Fein (Dublin), June 21, 1913, 3. Located: New York Public Library

AN IRISH MARSEILLAISE                                                                65
"Rise! rise! a glorious day is breaking,"
Source: Geary, Songs of the Irish Land War, 16-17.

A NEW SONG CALL'D THE OLD MANS COMPLAINT OF HIS LANDLORD                       66
"Good people lend an ear, sa's the poor old man,"
Source: Broadside, P. Brereton, Dublin Located: National Library of Dublin. The Bodleian Library, Oxford, holds a variant (no imprint).
The song appeared also in 'The Universal Songster, n.p. (British Museum).

THE IRISH EMIGRANT'S ADDRESS TO HIS IRISH LANDLORD . . .                        68
"I'm now going to a country, where"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: Trinity College Library, Dublin

THE RACES OF BALLYHOOLY (in Irish and English)*                                        70
"A story I've to tell you, friends, and 'tis no false relation,"
Source: O'Sullivan, Songs of the Irish, 157-59.

MEMORY OF THE DEAD (WHO FEARS TO SPEAK OF NINETY-EIGHT?)                        73
"Who fears to speak of Ninety-Eight?"
Source: Broadside, John J.. Daly, New York Located: Library Company of Philadelphia.
Also in Sparling and elsewhere. John Kells Ingram is the author.

IRISH PATRIOTS OF 98                                                                74
"Ye heroes brave of ninety eight,"
Source: Broadside, H. De Marsan, New York Located: Library Company of Philadelphia

AN EXCELLENT NEW SONG ON A SEDITIOUS PAMPHLET                                75
"Brocades and damasks and tabbies and gauzes,"
Source: Irish Minstrelsy, 41-46. The author is believed to be Dean Swift.

MY EMMETT'S NO MORE                                                                76
"Despair in her wild eye, a daughter of Erin,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: Cambridge University Library

THE REPEAL OF THE UNION-ERIN'S RIGHTS                                                77
"Now just give attention, you sons of Hibernia,"
Source: Broadside, Thompson, Liverpool Located: British Museum

HOME RULE AND FREEDOM                                                                79
"There's a nation called Erin, the land I was born in,"
Source: Broadside, Peter Roach (?), Birmingham Located: Yale University Library

THE LAMENTATION OF MICHAEL BARRETT                                                 80
"I will unfold to young and old if you but lend an ear"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located:   British Museum

A NEW SONG ON THE GENERAL TAXATION OF OUR DAYS                                81
"Come neibours draw near till I tell you a tale"
Source: Broadside, P. Brereton, Dublin Located: New York Public Library. Also in the Boston Public Library.

A NEW SONG ON THE TAXES*                                                                83
"All you young men an' maidens come an' listen to my song," Source: O Lochlainn, Irish Street Ballads, 8-9.

THE IRISH LAND LEAGUE                                                                85
"Of the wrongs of Ireland I will sing,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: Mitchell Library, Glasgow

THE LAND LEAGUES ADVICE TO THE TENANT FARMERS OF IRELAND                86
"Attend to me you tenant farmers thats assembled in this town,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: Cambridge University Library.
Also in Zimmerman.

CATHOLIC RENT                                                                        87
"You genuine muse devine your aid to me incline,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: Cambridge University Library

THE CHURCH BILL AND DOWNFALL OF BRIBERY                                        88
"You sons of the Shamrock attend to my ditty,"
Source: Broadside, P. Brereton, Dublin Located: Boston Public Library

THE FAMINE SONG*                                                                        90
"Oh, the praties they are small, over here, over here,"
Source: Galvin, Irish Songs of Resistance, 44.
Widely reprinted.

AMHRAN NA BPRATAI DUBHA-THE SONG OF THE BLACK POTATOES (In Irish and English)* 91
"O! King of Glory, hear and answer us," Source: Songs of the Irish Gaels, 31-31.

THE BLIGHTED POTATES                                                                93
"Ther is a man going through the land,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint
Located: Cambridge University Library. A P. Brereton, Dublin, broadside is called MURPHY THE BLIGHTED POTATOES (New York Public Library).

A NEW SONG ON THE ROTTEN POTATOES                                                94
"You landlords of Ireland I'd have you beware,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint (1847) Located: Trinity College Library, Dublin.
Also in Zimmerman.

ERIN GO BRAGH                                                                           95
"Green was the fields where my forefathers dwelt,"
Source: Broadside, De Marsan, New York Located: Library Company of Philadelphia. As THE EXILED IRISHMAN'S LAMENTATION in The Exile of Erin's Songster.

RELIEF FOR IRELAND                                                                        96
"Arouse, my Irish heroes! it's painful to relate;"
Source: Broadside, H. DeMarsan, New York Located: Brown University (John Hay Library)

FENIAN'S HOPE OF INDEPENDENCE                                                        97
"Come, all you true bred Irishmen, and listen unto me,"
Source: Stephens' Fenian Songster, 46-47. Located:   University of Texas Library

A NEW SONG ON THE HIRING OF SERVANTS                                                98
"You young men and maidens draw near for awhile"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: Bodleian Library, Oxford. Also in a P. Brereton, Dublin, broadside at the University of Chicago.

NEW SONG ON THE SURPRISING VICTORY OF AN EMIGRANT FEMALE OVER A DESPERATE ROBBER AND HIGHWAYMAN . . .                                                                        100
"I pray attend and ear now lend to what I'll here relate,"
Source: Broadside, John F. Nugent, Dublin Located: National Library of Ireland

I'M IRISH TO THE BACKBONE                                                                102
"I'm Irish, and soon I will show you" Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: The Newberry Library

YOU CAN EMIGRATE FOR NOTHING, BOYS                                                103
Same first line
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: Trinity College Library, Dublin

THE OUL' BOG HOLE-THE EMIGRANT'S TRAGEDY                                       104
"Ye Pattersons of Erin's Isle, come due attention pay."
Source: Chapbook, no imprint but probably English (1839-ca. 1850) Located: UCLA Library

GIVE ME THREE GRAINS OF CORN, MOTHER                                                105
SAME first line
Source: Sinn Fein (Dublin), June 21, 1913, 3. Located: New York Public Library.
A broadside by Andrews, New York, is Entitled THREE GRAINS OF CORN (British Museum).


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Subject: Index: Irish Emigrant Ballads and Songs (Ch. II)
From: MartinRyan
Date: 21 Jun 08 - 07:47 AM

"Irish Emigrant Ballads and Songs"
Wright
**************************************************
CHAPTER II - FAREWELL

ACROSS THE WESTERN OCEAN*                                                           115
"O the times are hard" Source: Whall, Sea Songs and Shanties, 49-50.

AN ADMIRED SONG CALLED THE POOR IRISH STRANGER                                117
"Ah pity the fate of a poor Irish stranger,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: National Library of Ireland. Wide circulation, especially in England.

BEAUTIFUL ERIN                                                                        118
"Beautiful Erin! I leave thy shore,"
Source: Erin-Go-Bragh Songster, 32. Located: Library of Congress

THE BRIGHT LAND OF FREEDOM                                                        118
"Attend for a while to these lines that I now mention"
Source: Sent me by James Seery of Greystones, Ireland. He credits "John Seery, born Westmeath, Ireland, 1895, who got it from Charlie Gahagan, (1830-c. 1910)."

CAMPBELL'S FAREWELL TO IRELAND                                                        119
"Farewell to old Ireland, the place of my Nativity,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint (but probably P. Brereton, Dublin) Located: Trinity College Library, Dublin. The Boston Public Library also has a broadside by this title with no imprint but probably printed in Ireland.
Also in the Royal Irish Academy.

CLOUGHWATER OR THE SHAMROCK SHORE*                                                  120
"My friends and comrades, pray pay attention,"
Source: Sam Henry Collection Located: Central Library, Belfast. Originally published in the Northern Constitution, Coleraine, Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

COME ALL YOU TRUE BRED IRISHMEN                                                122
Same first line.
Source: Tape 93-640, Ivan Walton Collection. The singer was probably John W. Greer of Beaver Island (June 8, 1960). Located: Michigan Historical Collections, Ann Arbor, Michigan. The song may represent a telescoping of at least two other songs.

THE COUNTRY I'M LEAVING BEHIND                                                        123
"My barque leaves the harbour tomorrow,"
Source: Broadside, The Poet's Box, Dundee Located: National Library of Scotland

THE DONEGAL EMIGRANT                                                                123
"I've just left Donegal and I thought I'd give a call,"

Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: National Library of Ireland

THE EMIGRANT*                                                                        124
"The bark bounded swift o'er the blue swelling ocean,"
Source: Songs of the Gael, Ser. 2, 46-47. The air is not traditional with this song.

THE EMIGRANTS*        126
"Sad was the day we said farewell,"
Source:   Lampe, The Songs of Ireland, 138-139.

THE EMIGRANT'S FAREWELL                                                                129
"I'm leaving you at last, Mary, and all I love behind,"
Source: Broadside, J. Andrews, New York Located: Library Company of Philadelphia

THE EMIGRANT'S FAREWELL, FOR 1865                                                130
"Oh, sure, 'twould melt the hardest heart,"
Source: The New Emigrant Songster, 5. Located: British Museum

THE EMIGRANT'S FAREWELL TO BALLYSHANNON                                    131
"Farewell, my loyal comrades, for from you I must go,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: National Library of Scotland

THE EMIGRANT'S FAREWELL TO ERIN*                                                132
"O Gladstone, my darling, I bless you,"
Source: Sheet music, Alphonse Bertini, London, n.d. Located: British Museum

THE EMIGRANT'S FAREWELL TO IRELAND                                                137
"Adeiu farewell to all my freinds"
Source: Broadside, P. Brereton, Dublin Located: New York Public Library

THE EMIGRANT'S FAREWELL TO IRELAND                                                138
"Farewell to old Ireland, the land of my fathers,"
Source: Broadside, Haly, Cork Located: Trinity College Library, Dublin. A variant called EMIGRANT'S FAREWELL (broadside, Sanderson, Edinburgh) is in the University of Chicago Library.

THE EMIGRANT'S VOYAGE TO AMERICA*                                               139
"On the twenty-second day of March eighteen and ninety-four"
Source: Healy, Irish Ballads and Songs of the Sea, 52, 86-87.

ERIN, DEAR GOOD-BYE                                                                140
"I'm leaving now my native home,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: Mitchell Library, Glasgow

ERIN, ADIEU!                                                                                141
"Adieu! to thee, Erin, a long last adieu!"
Source: Broadside, H. De Marsan, New York Located: Library Company of Philadelphia

ERINN, FAREWELL                                                                        142
"The last breeze from Erinn,"
Source: The New Emigrant Songster, 5. Located: British Museum

EVICTED FARMER'S FAREWELL                                                        143
"Farewell, farewell, my native shore,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: Cambridge University Library. Also in the Royal Irish Academy.

THE EXILE*                                                                                144
"Farewell, and forever, my loved isle of sorrow,"
Source: O'Conor, Old-Time Songs and Ballads of Ireland, n.p,

THE EXILE (in Irish and English)*                                                                148, 149
"Farewell, farewell, dear land of mine,"
Source: Traditional Fo\k-Songs from Galway and Mayo, 148-149.

FAREWELL MY NATIVE LAND                                                                150
"I'm on the ocean and bound far away,
"Source: Broadside, W. Birmingham, London Located: Cambridge University Library

FAREWELL, LOVELY ERIN!*                                                               151
"Farewell, lovely Erin, from thee I must wander,"
Source: Songs of the Gael, series 4, 106-07.   
The editor notes that he found the song in the Dublin Penny Journal of 1834.

FAREWELL TO IRELAND                                                                       153
"Tho' on the great ship's deck I stand,"
Source: Broadside, J. Marsh, Philadelphia Located: Library Company of Philadelphia

FAREWELL TO IRELAND                                                                154
"Farewell unto the river Bann,"
Source: Broadside, Pitt, London Located: New York Public Library. (A variant in the same library [T. Birt, London] is called COMMIN'S FAREWELL TO IRELAND.)

FAREWELL TO THE VILLAGE*                                                                155
"At the dawn of the morning the ship will be sailing,"
Source: Journal of the Folk-Song Society, no. 10 [the first part of vol. Ill], (1907), 24-25. A variant appears in Ranson, Songs. of the Wexford Coast, 16-17.

A FAVOURITE SONG CALLED SHAN VAN VOUGHT'S FAREWELL TO IRELAND            157
"My sons are going away says the shan van vought,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: Bodleian Library, Oxford

GOING FAR AWAY                                                                        158
"Arrah, boys, I am going to leave you but it's only for a while,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: Mitchell Library, Glasgow

GOOD-BYE JOHNNY DEAR                                                                   159
"Just twenty years ago to-day,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: Linenhall Library, Belfast

GOOD-BY, MIKE, GOOD-BY, PAT                                                        159
"The ship will sail in half an hour, to cross the broad Atlantic,"
Source: O'Conor, Irish Com-All-Ye's, 33.

THE GREEN FIELDS OF AMERICA                                                        160
"Farewell to the land of shillelagh and shamrock,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: Trinity College Library, Dublin. The New York Public Library holds a variant (no imprint) in which the emigrant leaves County Antrim.
Another variant appears in Wehman's Irish Song Book, 25.

THE IRISH EXILE*                                                                        161
"Oh! Where has the exile his home?" Source: Lampe, The Songs of Ireland, 35.

THE IRISHMANS FAREWEL TO HIS COUNTRY                                                163
"O farewell Ireland I'm going across the stormy main"
Source: Broadside, no imprint (possibly P. Brereton, Dublin) Located: Cambridge University Library. Also in The Shamrock Songster, 4.

THE IRISHMANs HOME                                                                        164.
"Farewell to the Cot on the Mountain"
Source: Broadside, P. Brereton, Dublin Located: New York Public Library

THE IRISH PATRIOT                                                                        164
"Last night while sitting on a deck, with my colleen by my hand,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint. Probably printed in Ireland. Located: New York Public Library

THE KILRANE BOYS                                                                        165
"On the thirteenth day of April in the year of Forty-four"
Source: Ranson, Songs . . . of the Wexford Coast, 74-75.

LAMENT OF THE EMIGRANT                                                                167
"And I must leave my native shores, and cross the distant seas;" Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: Cambridge University Library

LEAVING ERIN                                                                                168
"Farewell, Erin, I now must leave you for to cross the raging main,"
Source: Dean, The Flying Cloud, 109-10. Located: Minnesota Historical Society

M'DERMOTT'S FAREWELL                                                                169
"As on the quay of Limerick's city I heard a young man say,"
Source: Chapbook, W. Kelly, Waterford Located: Trinity College (Dublin) Library. Also in Sparling, Irish Minstrelsy, 221-23.

MUIRSHEEN DURKIN                                                                        170
"In the days I went a courtin' " Source: The Guinness Book of Irish Ballads, 6.

A MUCH ADMIRED SONG CALL'D REMEMBER ME                                        170
"Our ship is ready to sail away,"
Source: Broadside, P. Brereton, Dublin Located: Royal Irish Academy. The Academy also holds a variant, no imprint.

A MUCH-ADMIRED SONG ENTITLED THE EMIGRANT'S FAREWELL TO HIS COUNTRY        171
"Now our ship is ready to bear away," Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: Cleveland Public Library. A variant of the song above.

THE SHIP IS READY TO SAIL AWAY*                                                        172
Same first line
Source: Journal of the Folk-Song Society, III (1905-1906), 22-23. Another variant.

MY NATIVE IRISH HOME                                                                174
"Good bye to you poor Erin's Isle," Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: Yale University Library

A NEW SONG CALLED THE EMEGRANTS FAREWELL TO DONEGALL                        175
"Good people all on you I call give ear to those lives you soon shall hear"
Source: Broadside, P. Brereton, Dublin Located: Boston Public Library

A NEW SONG CAL'D THE POOR WANDERRER SIGHS AND GRIEF ON PARTING HIS NATIVE LAND       176
"Oh Erin my country tho thousands did leave thee,"
Source: Broadside, P. Brereton, Dublin Located: Boston Public Library

A NEW SONG CALLED PADDY'S FAREWELL                                                177
"Farewell Belfast my native home dear friends I bid adieu,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint [ca. 1809] , Located: Royal Irish Academy

OLD MUD CABIN ON THE HILL                                                        178
"Go sell the pig and cow, Aggrah, to take you far away,"
Source: The Flying Cloud, 100-101. Located: Minnesota Historical Society

PAT MURPHY'S FAREWELL TO IRELAND                                                179
"I am leaving poor old Ireland to cross o'er the sea,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: National Library of Ireland

PATRICK FITZPATRICK'S FAREWELL TO IRELAND                                        180
"Adieu unto old Ireland, of you I take my last farewell"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: Trinity College Library, Dublin

PATRIOT'S FAREWELL                                                                        182
"Farewell sweet Erin's lovely vale,"
Source: Broadside, Swindells, Manchester Located: New York Public Library

THE POOR IRISH BOY                                                                       183
"I am a poor boy born in Old Erin,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: Yale University Library

POOR PAT MUST EMIGRATE                                                                184
"Farewell, you sons of Erin's Isle, I now must leave you for awhile,"
Source: Broadside, Fortey, London Located:   British Museum Some broadside variants include those by H. Disley, London (Boston Athenaeum); Moore, Belfast (National Library of Scotland); and H. DeMarsan, New York (Library Company of Philadelphia and the Newberry Library). The DeMarsan broadside gives the tune as "Pedgee and Rhu." Another broadside (no imprint) at the Newberry Library lists the air as "Apple Praters." Some variants refer to '98 and '95.

THE EMIGRANT* (melody only)                                                                186
"Farewell to poor old Erin's Isle!"
Source: Journal of the Folk-Song Society, V (1915-1916), 54. A variant of the previous song.

THE SHAMROCK SHORE*                                                                187
"Farewell, dear Erin's native isle,"
Source: "Irish Tunes Collected by Frank Kidson," Journal of the Folk-Song Society, no. 9 (the fourth part of vol. II), 1906, 255-56. At least two songs shared this title.

A MUCH-ADMIRED SONG CALLED THE IRISHMAN'S FAREWELL TO HIS COUNTRY-BOUND FOR AMERICA        188
"Farewell, dear Erin's lovely isle, for here I cannot stay,"
Source: Broadside, Haly, Cork Located: Bodleian Library, Oxford. A variant of THE SHAMROCK SHORE.

THE SHAMROCK SHORE* (a variant tune)                                                189
Source: Kidson, A Garland of English Folk-Songs, 52-53.

SHORES OF AMERIKAY                                                                190
"I'm bidding farewell to the land of my youth,"
Source: The Guinness Book of Irish Ballads, 5-6.

SLIEVE GALLON BRAE*                                                                191, 192
"As I went a-walking one morning in May,"
Source: Songs of the Gael, ser. 2, 76-77. Originally in Hardebeck, Gems of Melody, Part I.

SONG OF AN EXILE                                                                        192
"Farewell, and for ever, my loved isle of sorrow,"
Source: The Universal Irish Song Book, 223.

THE SONG OF THE EXILE.                                                                193
"O Erin!   for thee how oft I have sighed"
Source: Broadside, H. De Marsan, New York Located: Library Company of Philadelphia

SWEET COOTEHILL TOWN*                                                                194
"Now fare you well, sweet Cootehill town,"
Source: Joyce, Old Irish Folk Music and Songs, 191-92.

VOICE OF ERIN*                                                                        195, 200
"America dear Eden land,"
Source: Sheet music, Wm. Hall, New York [1832] Located: Library of Congress

WHAT PADDY CAN SAY MORE                                                        200
"Last night while sitting by the fire," Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: National Library of Ireland

WILD IRISH BOY                                                                        201
"Farewell to the dear land I leave far behind!"
Source: Broadside, H. De Marsan, New York Located: Brown University (John Hay Library)
Also in Irish Com-All-Ye's and as a J. Wrigley broadside in the Library of Congress and at the Library Company of Philadelphia.

THE WINDING BANKS OF BARROW OR THE CARLOW EMIGRANTS LAST ADIEU    202
"Adieu! my native place, and River Barrow, a last adieu;"
Source: Broadside, P. Kelly, Carlow Located: National Library of Ireland


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Subject: Index: Irish Emigrant Ballads and Songs (Ch. III)
From: MartinRyan
Date: 21 Jun 08 - 07:49 AM

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CHAPTER III - THE BANISHED AND THE TRANSPORTED

THE RAMBLER FROM CLARE*                                                               208
"The first of my courtship that ever was known,"
Source:   Broadside, no imprint Located: Cambridge University Library
Cambridge has several broadsides of this song. The National Library of Ireland has at least one (by Haly of Cork); the song appears in many songsters and song books. The two tunes which follow are from Joyce, Old Irish Folk Music and Songs (194-195) and Stanford-Petrie, The Complete Collection of Irish Music (395).

THE IRISH TRANSPORT                                                                209
"In the county of Limerick, near the town of Ramshorn,"
Source: Anderson, Farewell to Old England, reports that copies of this broadside (Ryle, London, 1845) are in the National Library of Australia. The Huntington Library holds a shorter, badly printed, and somewhat different version printed by W. Wright, Birmingham (1816), while another Birmingham broadside (Jackson and Son) is in the Cambridge University Library.

THE BANISHED DEFENDER                                                                210
"You Catholics of Erin, give ear unto these lines I write,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: Yale University Library

THE FENIAN'S ESCAPE                                                                        211
"Now, boys, if you will listen to the story I'll relate,"
Source: O'Conor, Irish Com-All-Ye's, 55.

THE BALLAD OF THE CATALPA                                                               212
"She was a Yankee whale ship and commander"
Source: Wannan, The Wearing of the Green, 67-68. See the English music hall song, SEVEN LONG YEARS. A NEW SONG

SIMPATHISEING WITH THE FENIAN EXILES                                               21-3
"My Limrick friends come rally around,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint (probably P. Brereton, Dublin) Located: Cambridge University Library

THE ESCAPE OF STEPHENS, THE FENIAN CHIEF                                        214
"Perhaps you'd like to know,"
Source: Broadside, H. DeMarsan, New York Located: Library Company of Philadelphia

A WELCOME TO JAMES STEPHENS                                                        215
"All hail to Jimmie Stephens,"
Source: Broadside, H. DeMarsan, New York Located: Library Company of Philadelphia Also in the Newberry Library.

GALLANT MICHAEL HAYES                                                                216
"I am a bold undaunted fox, that never was before on tramp,"
Source: Broadside, H. Such, London Located: British Museum

THE GALLANT FARMERS' FAREWELL TO IRELAND                                        217
"Farewell to old Ireland the land of my Fathers,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint (Brereton?) Located: Cambridge University Library. See THE GREAT ELOPEMENT TO AMERICA

TRIAL AND SENTENCE OF MITCHELL                                                        219
"I pray give attention, to what I'm going to mention,"
Source: Broadside, W. M'Call, Liverpool Located: Yale University Library

GRANUA'S LAMENT FOR THE LOSS OF THE BLACKBIRD MITCHEL                        220
"Come all you Irishmen both great and small,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint [1848] Located: Trinity College Library, Dublin
The song was reprinted in Sinn Fein (Dublin) on June 14, 1913 (New York Public Library) under the title of THE IRISH PATRIOT.

W. McNAMARA'S LAMENT FOR JOHN MITCHELL                                        221
"You Irish heroes of Hibernia's nation,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint (but not American) Located: New York Public Library

MRS. MITCHEL'S LAMENT FOR HER HUSBAND                                        222
"I am an unhappy female in grief I'm left bewailing,"
Source: Broadside, Haly, Cork Located: Trinity College Library, Dublin

JOHN MITCHEL, THE IRISH PATRIOT AND EXILE                                        223
"He's come, he has come, the Steamer is landing,"
Source: Broadside, Andrews, New York Located: Library Company of Philadelphia

MITCHEL'S ADDRESS TO HIS COUNTRYMEN*                                                224
"I am a bold true Irishman,"
Source: Broadside, John Troy, Waterford Located: Trinity College Library, Dublin
Zimmerman and Galvin cite an additional verse. The melody which follows is from Galvin, Irish Songs of Resistance. The song was reprinted in Sinn Fein, June 14, 1913 (New York Public Library).

MITCHEL'S FAREWELL TO IRELAND                                                       225
"Farewell to you dear Erin's shore,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: Trinity College Library, Dublin

THE ESCAPE OF MEAGHER                                                                226
"You true Irish heroes to me lend an ear,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: Reported by Zimmerman in his Irish Political Street Ballads and Rebel Songs (242-43) as being in the Trinity College Library, Dublin. A variant by Andrews, New York, is in the Library of Congress.

NEW SONG ON THE BANISHMENT OF PATRICK BRADY                                227
"You sons of poor old Granuale, I hope you will attend,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: Cambridge University Library

ROSSA'S FAREWELL TO ERIN*                                                               229
"Farewell to friends of Dublin Town,"
Source: O Lochlainn, Irish Street Ballads, 68-69.

SONG OF AN EXILE                                                                        230
"In Ireland 'tis evening - from toil my friends hie all,"
Source: The Exile of Erin's Songster, 196-198. Located: Harvard University Library
The author, James Orr, took part in the rebellion of 1798. When he at last surrendered, he was encouraged to "transport himself" to America.

BURKE'S FAREWELL                                                                        231
"Farewell to the land of my birth and adoption,"
Source: Broadside, H. Such, London Located: British Museum. Also in a broadside (no imprint) in the Cambridge
University Library.

BURKE'S REPRIEVD                                                                        232
"You sons of old Erin I pray you draw nigh then,"
Source: Broadside, H. Such, London Located: British Museum

SWEET CLONALEE*                                                                        234
"When first from my country a stranger I went,"
Source: Sam Henry Collection Located: Central Library, Belfast

THE IRISH MAIL ROBBER*                                                               235
"It's adieu to old Ireland,"
Source: Flanders, The New Green Mountain Songster, 140-141.

SMITH O'BRIEN'S FAREWELL                                                                236
"Farewell to you, dear Erin's shore,"
Source: Broadside, Hodges, London Located: Cambridge University Library

A MUCH-ADMIRED SONG CALLED GREEN ON THE CAPE                               237
"I'm a lad that's forced in exile from my native land," Source:   
Broadside, no imprint Located: Bodleian Library, Oxford


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Subject: Index: Irish Emigrant Ballads and Songs (Ch. IV)
From: MartinRyan
Date: 21 Jun 08 - 07:49 AM

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CHAPTER IV - SOME WELL-KNOWN EMIGRANTS

THE EXILE OF ERIN*                                                                        242
"There came to the beach a poor Exile of Erin,"
Source: Lampe, Songs of Ireland, 104-107.
This song appears on broadsides at Harvard, Cambridge, and elsewhere. It is perhaps as familiar as any song in this collection.

AN DIBIRTEACH O EIRINN*                                                               247
(THE EXILE OF ERIN in Irish)
Sources: Hannagan and Clandillon, Songs of the Irish Gaels, 15-16.

THE IRISH EMIGRANT* 248 "I'm sitting by the stile Mary"
Source: Sheet music, Chappell, London Located: British Museum
This song rivals the preceding one in popularity. It appears on broadsides, in song¬sters, and in song books.

I'M SITTING ON THE STILE, MARY (THE IRISH EMIGRANT)*                               254
(Two variants)
Source: Peacock, Songs of the Newfoundland Outports, vol. 2, 462-463.

SEQUEL TO THE IRISH EMIGRANT                                                        257
"Oh! Mary, I should happy be, if you was but alive,"
Source: Broadside, Birt, London Located: Cambridge University Library

ANSWER TO THE IRISH EMIGRANT                                                        258
"I'm coming back to you, Mary, Australia's shores I find,"
Source: Broadside, Ryle, London Located: Cambridge University Library

PARODY ON THE IRISH EMIGRANT                                                        259
"I'm sitting on a rail, Judy,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint but possibly printed in Glasgow. Located: Boston Public Library

LAMENT OF THE IRISH GOLD HUNTER                                                260
"I'm sitting on the stile, Mary,"
Source: The Exile of Erin's Songster, 231-233. Located: Harvard University Library. Also a broadside (Andrews, New York) at the Pierpont Morgan Library.

A PARODY ON THE LAMENT OF THE IRISH EMIGRANT                                261
"I'm traveling on the Isle, Sarah, through drifts and banks of snow," Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: Brown University (John Hay Library)

PAT MALLOY*                                                                                262
"At sixteen years of age, I was my mother's fair-haired boy,"
Source: Sheet Music, Wm, A. Pond, New York, 1865 Located: Free Library of Philadelphia
As well known as any of Dion Boucicault's works with the possible exception of his version of WEARING OF THE GREEN.

RETURN OF PAT MALLOY                                                                    265
"When landed safe in Dublin-town, I met a castle-hack—"
Source: "My Father Sould Charcoal" Songster, 24-25. Located: Library of Congress
Also in a broadside printed by Johnson of Philadelphia (Brown University [John Hay Library]. Attributed to A. Anderson. To be sung to "The Captain with the Whiskers.'

PARODY ON PAT MALLOY                                                                    267
"At sixty years of age, I was my mother's gray-hair boy,"
Source: "My Father Sould Charcoal" Songster, 25. Located: Library of Congress

O'REILLY THE FISHERMAN*                                                               268
"As I roved out one evening fair down by a riverside"
Source: Songs of the Newfoundland Outports, vol. 3. 698-699.
(Two variants of the tune follow.)

JOHN RILEY*                                                                                269
Source: Leach, Folk Ballads and Songs of the Lower Labrador Coast, 58-59.

JOHN RILEY (or REILLY); or AS I ROVED OUT ONE MORNING*                               270, 271, 272
Source: Journal of the Folk-Song Society,No. 19 (Second part of Vol. V), 1914-1916, 147-148. Broadsides are variously titled: at the New York Public Library, LAMEN¬TATION OF RILEY AND MARY CAMPBELL (Swindells, Manchester); at the Boston Public Library, O'RILEY THE FISHERMAN (no imprint but probably American); at the National Library of Ireland, THE TRUE LOVER'S LAMENTA¬TION (no imprint). The song was printed widely in Ireland, England, Canada, and the United States.

YOUNG RILEY*                                                                              273
"First in dis country I came a stranger"
Source: Folk Ballads and Songs of the Lower Labrador Coast, 308-309.

YOUNG RILEY                                                                              274
"As I was walking through the county of Cavan,"
Source:   Broadside, H. Disley, London Located: Boston Athenaeum. This is a variant of the song above, of course, but I have included it because it seems to differ substantially. There are many other Riley (Rylie, Reilly) songs, of which the two that follow are only samples.

SUSAN & YOUNG RILEY                                                                       275
"You tender maidens I pray draw near," Source: Broadside, John O. Bebbington, Leeds Located: Cambridge University Library

THE WEXFORD LOVERS                                                                       276
"You tender maidens I pray draw near,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: Bodleian Library, Oxford A variant.


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Subject: Index: Irish Emigrant Ballads and Songs (Ch. V)
From: MartinRyan
Date: 21 Jun 08 - 07:51 AM

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CHAPTER V - HAZARDS OF THE CROSSING

A NEW SONG ON THE MELANCHOLY LOSS OF THE EMIGRANT SHIP, ANGLO-SAXON . 283
"I call on every Irishman to listen to my song,"        
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: Bodleian Library, Oxford
The same broadside is in the National Library of Ireland.

LINES, WRITTEN ON THE WRECK OF THE ANGLO-SAXON                                284
"Attention pay both young and old, I hope you'll lend an ear,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: Bodleian Library, Oxford

BOLD MCCARTHY (THE CITY OF BALTIMORE)*                                                      285
"Come all you true-born Irishmen, a story I will tell,"

Source: Peacock, Songs of the Newfoundland Outports, vol. 3, 860-861.

BURNING OF AN EMIGRANT SHIP                                                        287
"Come all ye Irish people,"
Source: The Universal Irish Song Book, 298-299.

DREADFUL CATASTROPHE AT SEA, BURNING OF THE SHIP "AUSTRIA"                       288
"You feeling-hearted christians through this country,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: Trinity College Library, Dublin

CAPTAIN COLSTON                                                                        290
"You landsmen all, on you I call, you heroes stout and brave,"
Source: Broadside, John C. Bebbington, Manchester Located: British Museum

CAPTAIN THOMPSON*                                                                       292
"My mind being much inclined to cross the raging main,"
Source: Joyce, Old Irish Folk Music and Songs, 188-189.

THE DISTRESS OF THE AMERICAN, NEW YORK                                               293
"Come all ye rakish young men, that does intend to roam,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: Cambridge University Library

DUBLIN BAY (ROY NEILL)                                                                       295
"They sailed away, in a gallant bark,"
Source: Broadside, Henry De Marsan, New York Located: Library Company of Philadelphia Widely printed.

THE EMIGRANTS                                                                        296
"To the New York Trainer I do belong,"
Source: Broadside, Birmingham, Dublin Located: Cambridge University Library
There are many copies of this song extant. Reference is usually to the "New York Trader."

THE GLASGOW*                                                                               297
"All you who love your native land and mean to emigrate,"
Source: Ranson, Songs . . . of the Wexford Coast, 110-111.
Another source attributes the words ("possibly") to John Williams of Cootehill.

LAMENTABLE LINES ON THE BURNING OF THE "COSPATRICK"                               299
"You feeling-hearted Christians wherever that you be,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: The Newberry Library

LAMENTABLE LINES ON THE DREADFUL SHIPWRECK IN AMERICA                        300
"Of a terrible shipwreck we are told, the Columbus was her name,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: National Library of Ireland

THE WRECK OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS                                                301
"Kind friends, if you will list a while, a sad tale I'll relate,"
Source: Broadside, Horace Partridge, Boston Located: Brown University (John Hay Library)

LAMENTABLE LINES WRITTEN ON THE TOTAL LOSS OF THE BARQUE EDMOND         302
"You landsmen all I pray attend and to me lend an ear,"
Source: Broadside, Nugent, Dublin Located: National Library of Ireland

A LAMENTATION OF THE LOSS OF AN EMIGRANT SHIP                                       304
"You inhabitants of Ireland I hope you will lend an ear,"
Source: Broadside, Haly, Cork Located: Trinity College Library, Dublin

A LAMENTATION ON THE LOSS OF THE ST. GEORGE                                        305
"Draw near each tender Christian, assist my feeble hand."
Source: Broadside, Haly, Cork Located: Trinity College Library, Dublin

LAMENT FOR THE LOSS OF THE SHIP UNION                                                306
"When I was young and in my prime,"
Source: Logan, A Pedlar's Pack of Ballads and Songs, 56-58.
As LOVELY ANN on a broadside by John Harkness, Preston (Cambridge University). A variant is at Yale.

THE LOSS OF THE ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP*                                               307
"You feeling hearted Christians of high and low degree,"
Source: Healy, Irish Ballads and Songs of the Sea, 82, 88-89.

THE LOSS OF THE BELFAST LARK                                                               308
"Come all you faithful christians I hope you'll draw near,"
Source: Chapbook: The Sporting Boys of Paddy's Land Together with the Loss of the Belfast Lark (and) Elizer and William, Walter Kelly, Waterford
Located:   Henry E. Huntington Library

THE LOSS OF THE CONVICT SHIP THAT SAILED FROM THE COVE OF CORK              309
"Come all you tender Christians that hear my tale of woe,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: Cambridge University Library

THE LOSS OF THE 'EXMOUTH'                                                                310
"Come all you worthy people all round the shamrock shore,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: Trinity College Library, Dublin

THE LOSS OF THE JUPITER                                                                311
"You landsmen all pay attention, and listen to my theme,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: Trinity College Library, Dublin

THE LADY OF THE LAKE                                                                312
"One evening as I chanced to stray along the banks of the Clide,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: Royal Irish Academy

THE LOSS OF THE LADY OF THE LAKE                                                314
"You inhabitants of Ireland, attend to what I say,"
Source: Broadside, Haly, Cork Located: Cambridge University Library
A shorter, untitled version ("An Account of the Old Irish Street Ballads of Cork," .69) gives the month in stanza eight as March and the singer as John Birmingham.

LOSS OF THE POMONA, & 380 SOULS                                                       315, 316
"All you who live at home on land, come listen unto me,"
Source: Broadside, Haly, Cork Located: Trinity College Library, Dublin

THE POMONA*                                                                                317
"As I roved out one morning just at the early dawn,"
Source: Healy, Irish Ballads and Songs of the Sea, 52, 54-55.

THE LOSS OF THE ROB ROY                                                                318
"Draw near you gallant seamen, bold and you land men also,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: Cambridge University Library

THE LOSS OF THE SHIP JANE MARIA                                                       319
"Come all you gallant seamen bold, that ploughs the raging main,"
Source:   Broadside, no imprint Located: Trinity College Library, Dublin

LOSS OF THE SHIP NEWRY                                                                320
"Give ear you tender hearted until that I relate"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located:   Royal Irish Academy

A NEW IRISH SONG                                                                        322
"Let every jovial Irish soul desirous of promotion,"
Source: Broadside, Nathaniel Coverly, Jr., Boston (ca. 1800) Located: American Antiquarian Society

THE SHIP ELIZA                                                                        324
"Come all you young men that live in Ireland," Source:   Broadside, no imprint Located: National Library of Ireland

A SORROWFUL LAMENTATION ON THE LATE SHIPWRECKS                                325
"You landsmen all on you I call, and gallant seamen too," Source: Broadside, Haly, Cork Located: Library of Congress. See the North Star song.

A SORROWFUL LAMENTATION ON THE LOSS OF THE "ANNIE JANE"                       326
"You husbands, wives, and children, that lives in Erin's shore,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: Trinity College Library, Dublin

SORROWFUL LAMENTATION ON THE LOSS OF THE NORTH STAR                       327
"You landsmen all, on you I call, and gallant seamen too,"
Source: Broadside, Nugent, Dublin Located: National Library of Ireland
The last verse is missing in a broadside (no imprint) held by the Cambridge Uni¬versity Library. Ranson (Songs . . . of the Wexford Coast) notes that Tom Murray, formerly of Ballynadrisogue, Blackwater, sings the song to the tune of "The Vivandeer."

THE SORROWFUL LAMENTATION FOR THE LOSS OF THE ROYAL SHIP HIGHBERNIA        328
"Good people all I pray attend and listen unto me,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint but quite possibly P. Brereton, Dublin Located: Cambridge University Library

THE WRECK OF THE REBECCA*                                                        329
1"When first I thought on Americay,"
Source: Sam Henry Collection Located: Central Library, Belfast


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Subject: Index: Irish Emigrant Ballads and Songs (Ch. VI)
From: MartinRyan
Date: 21 Jun 08 - 07:52 AM

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CHAPTER VI - LOVE

BELFAST LASS                                                                                339
"When I was young and in my prime, and free from care and strife,"
Source Broadside, Swindells, Manchester Located Cambridge University Library

THE BLACKWATER SIDE*                                                                       340
"As I roved out on a fine Sunday morning"
Source Peacock, Songs of the Newfoundland Outports, vol 2,503 504

THE BLACKWATER SIDE                                                                       342
"As I roved out one evening fair down by a shady grove,"
Source Broadside, H Such, London Located British Museum   
This song is a variant of the one above, of course, but different enough for inclusion here

THE BOLD SAILOR                                                                        343
"It was on a summer's morning,"
Source    Chapbook, Jemmy Manilla (Asthore), Walter Kelly, Waterford Located Henry E Huntington Library
A variant appears on a broadside (Pitts, London) in the Library of Congress

BONNY LABOURING BOY                                                                344
"As I roved out one evening being in the blooming spring,"
Source Broadside, no imprint Located National Library of Ireland

THE BOYS OF KILKENNY                                                                       345
"Oh, the boys of Kilkenny are brave roaring blades "
Source Broadside, J H Johnson, Philadelphia Located Library Company of Philadelphia

THE BOYS OF KILKENNY (melody only)*                                                       345
Source Healy and O'Keefe, The First Book of Irish Ballads, vii

BRIDGET DONAHUE                                                                        346
"It was in the County Kerry,"
Source Walton's 132 Best Irish Songs and Ballads
The Colorado Folksong Bulletin, I (January, 1962) 13, reports a shorter variant sung by Mrs Maurine Waller and collected by Miss Sally Monsour

CHARMING SALLY GREER*                                                                347
"Good people all both old and young my age is twenty three,"
Source Peacock, Songs of the Newfoundland Outports, vol 2,358 359   
In another version the ship is named Monarch of Aberdeen

DOWN BY THE TANYARD SIDE                                                        349
"I am a ramblin' hero, and love has me betrayed,"
Source: Walton's 132 Best Irish Songs and Ballads, 106.

DOWN BY THE TANYARD SIDE (Melody only)*                                               349
Source: The First Book of Irish Ballads, vii.

THE EMIGRANT'S FAREWELL TO IRELAND                                                350
"Farewell, to dear Erin, I now must leave you,"
Source: Broadside, M'Intosh, Calton Located: Boston Public Library.
A variant, no imprint, is in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. Also in the Paddle Your Own Canoe Songster. A variant called THE NEW IRISH EMIGRANT appeared in a broadside by H. Such, London (Yale).

FAREWELL DEAR ERIN (Melody only) *                                                        351
Source: Journal of the Irish Folk Song Society, XVII (1920), 13. A variant.
THE EMIGRANT'S LETTER                                                                       352
"Dear Danny,"
Source: Butler, Best Irish Songs of Percy French, 63-64.

ERIN'S BLOOMING JANE                                                                353
"In blooming May, when Flora gay the fragrant fields adore"
Source: Broadside, H. P. Such, London Located: British Museum

ERIN'S GREEN SHORE* (DIXIE'S GREEN SHORE)                                        355
"So lately one eveing as I rambled"
Source: Moore, Ballads and Folk Songs of the Southwest, 194-195.
Also: ERIN'S GREEN SHORE* Source: Songs of the Newfoundland Outports, vol. 2, 362-63,
and THE MANTLE OF GREEN* 357 Source: Creighton, Songs and Ballads from Nova Scotia, 171-72.
This song also appears in Belden, Cox, Greenleaf and Mansfield, Mackenzie, Laws, O Lochlainn, Randolph, Thomas, and elsewhere.

ERIN'S LOVELY HOME                                                                        358
"Come, all you young men at liberty, I pray you to draw near,"
Source: Broadside, Sanderson, Edinburgh Located:   University of Chicago Library
THE EMIGRANT'S TRAGEDY (ANSWER TO ERIN'S LOVELY HOME) actually has little to do with this song and appears elsewhere in this collection.

ERIN'S LOVELY HOME* (Melody only)                                                        359
Source:   Leach, Folk Ballads and Songs of the Lower Labrador Coast, 48-49. This song has had wide distribution (see Mackenzie, Laws, and elsewhere).

ERIN'S LOVELY HOME* (Melody only)                                                        360
Source: Journal of The Irish Folk Song Society, I (1903), 11. A variant.

LADY LEROY                                                                                361
"Bright Phoebus had risen and shone o'er the sea;"
Source: Gardner and Chickering, Ballads and Songs of Southern Michigan, 174. Also in Cox, Dean, Flanders and Brown, Greenleaf and Mansfield, and elsewhere.

LAMENTATION FOR THE LOSS OF IRELAND                                                363
"Farewell sweet Erin, fare thee well,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint
Located: Identical copies were found at Cambridge University and the National Library of Ireland.

THE LIMERICK LOVERS                                                                364
"You lover's all attention, the truth I will pen down,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint
Located: Royal Irish Academy. A variant called THE BELFAST LOVERS (broadside, T. Pearson, Manchester) is in the Cleveland Public Library.

THE TOWN OF SWEET RAQUALE                                                        365
"I am a wealthy farmer's son,"
Source: Tape 82 - 063, Ivan Walton Collection. Probably sung by John W. Green. Beaver Island, Michigan (1957?). Located: Michigan Historical Collections, Ann Arbor, Michigan. A variant.

THE MAID OF BUNCLODY, AND THE LAD SHE LOVES SO DEAR*                        366
"Oh were I at the moss house, where the birds do increase,"
Source: O Lochlainn, Irish Street Ballads, 150.
Appears as THE STREAMS OF BUNCLODY in Sparling as well as in The Third Book of Irish Ballads.

THE MAID OF NENAGH TOWN                                                                367
"If you muses nine with me combine"
Source: Journal of the Irish Folk Song Society, IX (1911), 14. The words "were taken down by Mrs. C. Milligan Fox in New York, from the singing of two Sligo girls, M. Kilcoyne and Mollie Garrity."

MARY FROM DUNGLOE*                                                                368
"Oh, then, fare ye well sweet Donegal, the Rosses and Gweedore" Source: Irish Street Ballads, 148-49. Also in the Guinness Book of Irish Ballads and as FARE YOU WELL, SWEET DONEGAL in The First Book of Irish Ballads and in the Journal of the Irish Folk Song Society, XVIII (1921).

MARY NEAL*                                                                               369
"I am a bold undaunted youth, my name is Tom McCann,"
Source: Songs of the Newfoundland Outports, vol. 1, 216-17. Also as a broadside (CHARMING MARY NEAL) in the Linenhall Library, Belfast, and in Sparling, Irish Minstrelsy. In both versions John calls himself "the heir of your whole estate, by your daughter, Mary Neal." Yale holds a broadside, no imprint, called MARY NEAL AND JOHN M'CANN.

MOLLIE DEAR or BARNEY'S COURTSHIP                                                       371
"The clouds have dispersed and the moon shines so" Source: Broadside, J. H. Johnson, Philadelphia Located: American Antiquarian Society

THE FAITHFUL RAMBLER*                                                                      372
"I am a young man delights in sport"
Source: Sam Henry Collection Located: Central Library, Belfast

THE FARMER'S SON                                                                        373
"Young lovers all I pray draw near,"
Source: Chapbook, The Thorn, The Book and Stationary Ware-House, Dublin Located: National Library of Scotland. The reference to West Florida marks this song as very old.

HANDSOME SALLY*                                                                       374
"Young men and maidens, I pray draw near;"
Source: Joyce: Old Irish Folk Music and Songs, 193-194. A variant.

THE GIRL I LEFT BEHIND*                                                                      375
"My parents reared me tenderly"
Source: Journal of the Irish Folk Song Society, XIX (1922), 66. Some variants (broadside, no imprint, Bodleian Library, Oxford; ALL FROLICKING I'LL GIVE OVER, Journal of the Folk-song Society, VIII (1927-1931), 3-4; etc.) contain no reference to either Ireland or America.

THE GREAT ELOPEMENT TO AMERICA                                                377
"Farewell to old Ireland the land of my fathers,"
Source: Broadside, Haly, Cork Located: Bodleian Library, Oxford

IF YOU GO TO A FOREIGN LAND* (In Irish and English)                                        379
Same first line
Source: O'Sullivan, Journal of the Irish Folk Song Society, XXII-XXIII (Dec, 1926), 1-3.

IN COURTSHIP THERE LIES PLEASURE*                                                382
"In courtship there lies pleasure between my love and I," Source: Songs of the Newfoundland Outports, vol. 2, 465-466.

IRISH GIRL                                                                                384
"Abroad as I was walking down by a riverside,"
Source: Chapbook, The Merry Roundelay, J. Evans, London Located: Yale University Library

THE IRISH GIRL* (Melody only)                                                                385
Source: Joyce, Old Irish Folk Music and Songs, 190.

KATIE O'RYAN                                                                                386
"On the banks of the Shannon, in darling old Ireland,"
Source: Erin-Go-Bragh Songster, 64-65. Located: Library of Congress Also in O'Conor.

THE FLOW'RY SHANNON SIDE                                                               387
"It was on a summer's morning, as early I did stray,"
Source: Broadside, H. Marsan [sic], New York Located: Library of Congress. Also in the Henry E. Huntington Library.

THE IRISH GIRL'S LAMENT*                                                               389
"One evening when Venus bright her radiant beams displayed,"
Source: Doerflinger, Shantymen and Shantyboys, 318-319. A variant.

MULLINABRONE*                                                                               391
"As I walked out one evening, it being in the month of May,"
Source: Sam Henry Collection Located: Central Library, Belfast. If not actually a variant, closely related to the
preceding song.

A NEW SONG CALLED MARY'S LAMENT FOR THE LOSS OF HER LOVER                392
"Draw near each tender lover, whilst I relate my grief,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: National Library of Ireland. A variant.

A MUCH ADMIRDED SONG CALLED, BILLY FROM AMERICA                                393
"Being on a summer morning all in the month of May,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: Royal Irish Academy A related song.

PHILADELPHIA LASS                                                                        394
"It was on a summer's morning, all in the month of May,"
Source: Broadside, W. and T. Fordyce, Hull Located: Cambridge University Library. A variant.

ANSWER TO THE PHILADELPHIA LASS                                                       395
"You lovers all, both great and small, attend unto my theme,"
Source: Broadside, W. and T. Fordyce, Hull Located: Cambridge University Library. MY FATHER'S SERVANT BOY (below) is the more common title.

MY FATHER'S SERVANT BOY* (Melody only)                                               396
Source: Sam Henry Collection Located: Central Library, Belfast Also on broadsides (White, Liverpool, at the Linenhall Library, Belfast; no imprint, British Museum; Such, London, British Museum) and elsewhere.

MY BONNY IRISH BOY*        397
"His name I love to mention, in Ireland he was born,"
Source: Songs of the Newfoundland Outports, vol. 2, 560-561, 562-563, (two separate songs by this name). Variant A appears also in Irish Com-All-Ye's. Sec alsoJAl-'L, 67 (1954), 123-136. Ballads and the Songs of Newfoundland contains a version much like B but includes a reference to the young lady going to Boston, where she dies.

MY DEAR FATHERLAND                                                                       400
"My heart's with my"Mary, for she is my treasure,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located:   National Library of Ireland
A variant (MY HEART'S WITH MY NORAH), a broadside by Sharp, Burough (?), is in the UCLA Library.

MY LOVE NELL                                                                               401
"Come all you all, both great and small, and listen unto me,"
Source:   The New Dublin Comic Songster Located: British Museum. Also in The Dublin Dan Songster (Library of Congress) and on a J. Wrigley broadside (Boston Public Library).

MY LOVE NELL (Melody only)*                                                            401
The air here is the traditional The Tailor and the Piper Source:   Healy, Irish Ballads and Songs of the Sea, 82.

A NEW SONG CALLED MARY O!                                                        402
"I being young and airy to rambling I took my way," Source:   Broadside, no imprint Located:   Central Library, Belfast

A NEW SONG CALLED PATRICK MY DARLING                                                403
"Patrick, my darling, you are going far away," Source: Broadside, no imprint Located:   Yale University Library

A NEW SONG CALLED THE PRIDE OF KILAMAVEE                                        404
"You lovers all on you I call come listen to my song" Source: Broadside, no imprint Located:   Bodleian Library, Oxford

NORA DARLING*                                                                        405
"I am going far away, Nora darling," Source: Owens, Texas Folk Songs, 158-159. Also (as BARNEY McCOY) in Irish Come-All-Ye's.

NORAH M'SHANE                                                                        406
"I've left Ballymornach a long way behind me,"
Source:   Broadside, Andrews, New York   Located:   Library Company of Philadelphia. Also in a broadside by H. Such, London (British Museum).

NORTH AMERICA, or THE FLOWER OF ENNISKILLEN                                        407
"You lovers all, both great and small, that live in Ireland,"
Source: Broadside, Haly, Cork. Located: Cambridge University Library

Also as YOU LOVERS ALL*                                                                       408
"You lovers all, both great and small, that dwell in Ireland,"
Source: Sam Henry Collection Located: Central Library, Belfast

PATRICK'S FAREWELL*                                                                       409
"Oh give me some shamrock to wear in my jacket,"
Source:   Kidson and Moffatt, English Peasant Songs from the Frank Kidson Collection, 64-65.

PATRICK RILEY                                                                        410
"My name is Patrick Riley, the truth I will make known," Source: O'Conor, Irish Com-All-Ye's, 35. Also in Dean.

PAT'S LETTER                                                                               411
"Well, Mary, me darlint, I'm landed at last,"
Source; O'Conor, Old-Time Songs and Ballads of Ireland, 105-106.

PAT'S LOVE                                                                               412
"Och hone and it's Biddy McClooney" Source: O'Conor, Irish Com-All-Ye's, 96.

THE POOR WOUNDED BOY                                                               413
"You tender young lovers of every degree," Source:   Broadside, J. Catnach, London Located:   Cambridge University Library

THE RAMBLING IRISHMAN*                                                               414, 415
"I am a rambling Irishman," Source: Fowke, Traditional Singers and Songs from Ontario, 92-93.

THE ROVING IRISHMAN                                                                       416
"I am a roving Irishman,"        
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located:   Pierpont Morgan Library. This variant of the preceding song appears to differ sufficiently to justify inclusion here.

RICH AMERIKAY*                                                                               417
"Ye roving blades of Ireland"
Source:   Greenleaf and Mansfield, Ballads and Sea Songs of Newfoundland, 195-197. The Abelard Folk Song Book contains a variant called WILD AMERIKAY.

SALLY MONROE*                                                                               419
"My name is George Dicks; I'm a blacksmith by trade."
Source: Leach, Folk Ballads and Songs of the Lower Labrador Coast, 108-109. A variant appears in Songs of the Newfoundland Outports.

THE SPORTING YOUTH*                                                                       420
"I'm a stranger to this country"
Source: Irish Street Ballads, 94-95. Also on broadsides, no imprint, at the Royal Irish Academy and Cambridge University.

THE STAR OF DONEGAL*                                                                       421
"One evening fair to take the air, alone as I chanced to stray," Source:   Sam Henry Collection Located:   Central Library, Belfast Also in Irish Street Ballads.

SWEET DUNLOY*                                                                        422
"On the twelfth day of November last, I hope you'll bear in mind," Source:   Sam Henry Collection Located: Central Library, Belfast

TO CHARMING KATE IN IRELAND                                                        424
"Oh! dearest Kate, farewell a while," Source: Broadside, H. De Marsan, New York Located:   Library Company of Philadelphia

THE TRUE LOVER'S FAREWELL TO IRELAND                                                425
"Twas of a summer's evening, as I went out to walk,"
Source:   Broadside, James Lindsay, Glasgow Located: National Library of Scotland. Also on a broadside, no imprint, at the Bodleian Library, Oxford.

WHEN FIRST I CAME TO THE COUNTY LIMERICK*                                       426
"When first I came to the county Limerick there"
Source: Old Irish Folk Music and Songs, 233-234.

WIDOW MC GEE                                                                        427
"Though old Erin's oppressed, 'tis a beautiful place,"
Source: O'Conor, Irish Corn-All-Ye's, 86-87.

YANKEE LAND*                                                                              428
"In Belfast town down in the North,"
Source: Ballads and Sea Songs of Newfoundland, 194.


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Subject: Index: Irish Emigrant Ballads and Songs (Ch. VII)
From: MartinRyan
Date: 21 Jun 08 - 07:53 AM

"Irish Emigrant Ballads and Songs"
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CHAPTER VII - WAR

OLD GRANNAU WEAL                                                                        434
"Old Grannau she arose in the morning so soon,"
Source: Thompson, A Pioneer Songster, 86 88

A NEW SONG ON THE AMERICAN WAR                                                436
"Come all you tender Christians with patience lend an ear," Source: Broadside, J Wrigly, Jr , Manchester Located, Shepard, The Broadside Ballad, 159

BY THE HUSH, ME BOYS*                                                                       437
"Oh, it's by the hush, me boys, I'm sure that's to hold your noise,"
Source: Fowke, Traditional Singers and Songs from Ontario, 52 53 A variant (PAT IN AMERICA) is among the holdings of the Bodleian Library, Oxford   The air is given as "Happy Land of Erin "

THE SONS OF ERIN'S ISLE                                                                438
"You sons of Erin's Isle, just listen for awhile,"
Source: Broadside, W S Fortey, London Located Cambridge University Library

THE IRISH AMERICAN ARMY                                                                439
"Oh' I'm the boy, from Sweet Fermoy,"
Source: Stephens' Fenian Songster, 51 54 Located University of Texas Library

O'TOOLE & McFINNIGAN ON THE WAR                                                441
"Two Irishmen out of employ,"
Source: Broadside, H DeMarsan, New York Located Huntington Library

PAT MURPHY OF THE IRISH BRIGADE*                                                       442
"Says Pat to his mother,"
Source: Silber, Songs of the Civil War, 219 220

RETURN OF GEN CORCORAN OF THE GLORIOUS 69th                                        444
"The Southeners in fierce array against the Northmen bold,"
Source: Broadside, Horace Partridge, Boston Located American Antiquarian Society

IRISH BRIGADE                                                                               445
"Ye sons of green Erin, assemble,"
Source: Broadside, A W Auner, Philadelphia Located Library Company of Philadelphia

THE BOYS OF THE IRISH BRIGADE                                                        446
"What for should I sing you of Roman or Greek,"
Source: The Charley O'Malley Irish Comic Songster, 54, 55. Located The Newberry Library

THE GALLANT SONS OF ERIN                                                               447
"You, Soldiers brave, pray pay atention: gentle folks, grand condescention,"
Source: Broadside, H. DeMarsan, New York   Located Library Company of Philadelphia

THE HARP OF OLD ERIN AND BANNER OF STARS                                        448
"The war trump has sounded, our rights are in danger,"
Source: Broadside, H. DeMarsan, New York Located' Library Company of Philadelphia

TO A BROTHER FIGHTING FOR THE UNION                                                      449
"There came to Columbia a young Son of Erin,"
Source: Broadside, H. DeMarsan, New York Located. Brown University (John Hay Library)

TO THE GLORIOUS 69th!                                                                       450
"These noble sons of Erin, who to this country came,"
Source: Broadside, H. DeMarsan, New York Located: Library Company of Philadelphia

THE GALLANT 69th REGIMENT                                                                451
"Oh' Hibernia, Green Gem of the Ocean,"
Source: Broadside, H. DeMarsan, New York Located Library Comapany of Philadelphia

NEW WAR SONG ON THE 69th REGIMENT                                                       452
"Come all you Irish hayroes, where iver that you be,"
Source: Broadside, J. Wrigley, New York Located: Library Company of Philadelphia

THE NEW YORK VOLUNTEER                                                               453
"I am a gallant hero the Southerners ne'er could frighten,"
Source: The Frisky Irish Songster, 10-11. Located The Newberry Library

COL. OWENS' GALLANT IRISH VOLUNTEERS                                                454
"Come listen to my story, all,"
Source: Broadside, A. W. Auner, Philadelphia Located. Library Company of Philadelphia

GORCORAN'S (CORCORAN'S) IRISH LEGION                                                455
"A song for our Flag, proudly waving on high,"
Source: Broadside, H. DeMarsan, New York Located: Library Company of Philadelphia

MEAGHER IS LEADING THE IRISH BRIGADE                                               456
"You, true Sons of Erin, awake from your slumbers,"
Source: Broadside, H. DeMarsan, New York Located. Library Company of Philadelphia

BATTLE OF BULL'S RUN                                                                457
"The Sons of Old Ireland, led forth in their glory,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint
Located.   Library Company of Philadelphia

BATTLE OF BULL-RUN                                                                        458
"Our gallant soldiers they are gone and left their friends to mourn,"
Source: Broadside, H. DeMarsan, New York Located The Newberry Library

A LAMENTATION ON THE AMERICAN WAR-AWFUL BATTLE AT VICKSBURG            459
"You feeling hearted Irishmen, and maidens now draw near,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located. Cambridge University Library

NEW SONG ON THE DREADFUL ENGAGEMENT AND TREMENDOUS LOSS OF THE IRISH IN AMERICA    461
"You Irishmen and women too, draw near both young and old,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located Cambridge University Library.   
Also in the Bodleian Library, Oxford.

OUR BRAVE IRISH CHAMPIONS                                                        462
"You feeling hearted Christians of high & low degree,"
Source: Broadside, Haly, Cork Located: Trinity College Library, Dublin

A NEW SONG ON THE LAST BATTLE FOUGHT IN AMERICA                                463
"Now loyal Irishmen draw near,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: Trinity College Library, Dublin

REYNOLDS' LETTER ON THE AMERICAN WAR                                               464
"My loving friends and neighbors all, who in Paddy's land reside,"
Source: Healy, The Mercier Book of Old Irish Street Ballads, vol. I, 157-158.

A NEW SONG O'BRIEN OF TIPPERARY                                                       465
"You loyal hearted Irishmen attend unto my tale,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: National Library of Ireland

THE SORROWFUL LAMENTATION OF THE TWO BROTHERS MASTERSONS                 467
"You feeling christians both one and all,"        
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located Cambridge University Library

KELLY'S IRISH BRIGADE                                                                469
"Listen, all ye that hold communion"
Source. Broadside, no imprint Located. The Museum of the Confederacy, Richmond, Va.


OLD IRELAND FAR AWAY*                                                                470
"As the sun went down o'er that eager sky and the terrible war was o'er,"
Source: Sam Henry Collection Located: Central Library, Belfast

THE IRISH PICKET                                                                        471
"I'm sthanding in the mud, Biddy,"
Source: Broadside, Horace Partridge, Boston Located: Library Company of Philadelphia

THE IRISH VOLUNTEER                                                                472
"My name is Tim McDonald, I'm a native of the Isle,"
Source: Joe English's Irish Comic Songster, 17-18. Located: Brown University (John Hay Library)

WE'LL FIGHT FOR UNCLE SAM                                                                473
"I am a modern hairo: my name is Paddy Kearney,"
Source: Broadside, H. DeMarsan, New York Located: Library Company of Philadelphia

YOUNG AMERICA AND OULD IRELAND                                                474
"It's a soger I am, and I'm wearing the green;"
Source: Broadside, H. DeMarsan, New York Located: Library Company of Philadelphia

THE SOLDIER'S LETTER FROM AMERICA                                                475
"You gallant sons of Erin's Isle, of low and high degree,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: Bodleian Library, Oxford.
Also, as THE IRISH BRIGADE IN AMERICA,on a broadside printed by H. Such, London (British Museum).

THE LOYAL LOVERS' DEPARTURE FROM IRELAND                                        476
"The American War is over! And of peace I like to hear,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: Bodleian Library, Oxford

LAMENTATION OF GEN. JAMES SHIELDS                                                478
"Draw near all bold defenders, of every race and clime,"
Source: The Universal Irish Song Book, 125.

WHO WILL CARE FOR MICKY NOW?                                                        479
"Arrah!   Molly darlin', I am drafted,"
Source: Silber, Songs of the Civil War, 160.   
Originally a broadside, Charles Magnus, New York.

THE DYING IRISH BOY                                                                        480
"In the din and strife of battle when the sullen cannons roar,"
Source: Leach, folk Ballads and Songs of the Lower Labrador Coast, 126.

IRISH RALLYING SONG*                                                                481
"Awaken, men of Celtic blood,"
Source: Maine and Logan's Campaign Song Book, 20-21. Located: University of Texas Library

F'AREWELL TO SLIEVE GALLEN*                                                               482
"To all intending emigrants I pen this simple lay;"
Source: Sam Henry Collection Located: Central Library, Belfast

KELLY, AND BURKE AND SHEA                                                        483
'Read out the names,' and Burke sat back,"
Source: Songs and Ballads of Ireland, 29-30.


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Subject: Index: Irish Emigrant Ballads and Songs (Ch. VIII)
From: MartinRyan
Date: 21 Jun 08 - 07:54 AM

"Irish Emigrant Ballads and Songs"
Wright
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CHAPTER VIII - LIFE IN AMERICA

THE GLORIOUS AND FREE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA                                491
"Come all you loyal Irishmen,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: Cambridge University Library

SONG OF LIBERTY                                                                               492
"Ye sons of Columbia, from Ireland I came,"
Source: Broadside, J. H. Johnson, Philadelphia [1834-?]
A MICH-ADMIRED SONG CALLED "STARS AND STRIPES"                                       493
"Old Erin's soil has oft been praised, by Bards both young and old,"
Source: Broadside, Haly, Cork Located: Bodleian Library, Oxford

SWATE CASTLE GARDEN                                                                494
"When I landed at Swate Castle Garden,"
Source: Barney and Rickey's Irish Songster, 120-121. Located:   Library of Congress

I'M VERY HAPPY WHERE I AM                                                                495
Same first line
Source: Sparling, Irish Minstrelsy, 165-166.
This song, without credit to Dion Boucicault, appeared also in The New Emigrant Songster, printed by John F. Nugent, Dublin (British Museum).

NOTHING TOO GOOD FOR THE IRISH                                                       496
"I will tell a story that was told to me,"
Source: Dean, The Flying Cloud, 102. Located: Minnesota Historical Society

MULDOON, THE SOLID MAN                                                               497
"I am a man of great influence and educated to a high degree,"
Source: The Flying Cloud, 102-103. Located: Minnesota Historical Society

PATSY BRANNIGAN                                                                        498
"My son is a great politician,"
Source: Broadside, H. J. Wehman, New York Located: Henry E. Huntington Library

WHEN McGUINESS GETS A JOB                                                        499
"Last winter was a hard one, Mrs. Riley, did you say"
Source: The Flying Cloud, 89-90 Located: Minnesota Historical Society

ENCYCLOPEDIA McFLINN*                                                                 500.
"I am posted on matters perplexing,"
Source: Levy, Grace Notes in American History, 246-247.

SINCE CASEY RUNS THE FLAT                                                                501
"We've got a brand new janitor, and Casey is his name,"
Source: Broadside, H. J. Wehman, New York Located: Henry E. Huntington Library

THE HONEST IRISH LAD*                                                                       502
"My name is Tim McNair; I'm from the County Clare"
Source: Fowke and Mills, Canada's Story in Song, 90-91.
Also as a broadside published by Barr of Glasgow (Central Library, Belfast) and by P. Brereton, Dublin (UCLA).

THE HAPPY SHAMROCK SHORE*                                                               504
"It was in our native country, we might have lived well,"
Source: Sam Henry Collection Located: Central Library, Belfast
Variants appear on broadsides by Pitts, 6 Gt. St. Andrews Street, London (Cambridge University Library) and by [imprint blurred], Oldham Road, Manchester (Mitchell Library, Glasgow).

THE IRISH EMIGRANT'S LAMENT*                                                               505
"Och! While I live I'll never forget"
Source: Ord, Bothy Songs and Ballads, 352-353.
This song, written by William Kennedy (one-time British Consul in Texas), also appeared in Whistle-Binkie.

THE EMIGRANT'S LETTER TO HIS MOTHER                                               506
"Dear Mother, I take up my pen to write you these few lines,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: Cambridge University Library

MOTHER'S LETTER TO HER SON-ANSWER TO THE EMIGRANT'S LETTER                507
"Dear Son I got your letter"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: Cambridge University Library

WIDE AWAKE YANKEE DOODLE                                                        508
"Come Uncle Sam, be 'Wide Awake,' "
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: Boston Public Library. Also in the Pierpont Morgan Library.

WIDE AWAKE JORDAN                                                                       509
"Oh! the wide awakes and white hats, am getting all the go,"
Source: Broadside, Andrews, New York Located: British Museum. Also in the Pierpont Morgan Library.

JORDAN IS A HARD ROAD TO TRAVEL. No. 6                                                510
"I am going to sing a song, and funny it will be,"
Source: Broadside, Andrews, New York Located: British Museum. 'Also in the Pierpont Morgan Library.

THE TWELFTH OF JULY*                                                                       511
"Come all you gallant Irishmen who love your church and creed,"
Source: Fowke, Traditional Singers and Songs from Ontario, 94-95.

THE "LAWRENCE CITY RIOTS," MASSACHUSETTS, U. S., JULY TWELFTH, 1875              513
"Ye Orange Muses grand, your assistance I command,"
Source: The Orange Songster, 89-91. Located: Toronto Public Library

THE NEW LIGHTS OF AMERICA                                                        515
"Come all you that lived in Ireland, I hope you will draw near,"
Source: Broadside, H. Such, London Located: British Museum
In a version called A NEW SONG ON THE PULLING DOWN THE CHAPELS IN AMERICA BY THE INFIDEL NEW LIGHTS, Father Tierny is from Balliboy, and the song is addressed to "all you that live in Ireland." This broadside (no imprint) is in the Cambridge University Library.

PADDY AND THE KNOW-NOTHINGS                                                        516
"A few years ago I came out to this country"
Source: Joe English's Irish Comic Songster, 18-19. Located: Brown University (John Hay Library)

PADDY'S FIGHT WITH THE KNOW-NOTHINGS                                                517
"Paddy, mavourneen, ye have but one eye,"
Source: Broadside, Andrews, New York Located: New York Public Library

PADDY'S LAMENT                                                                        518
"Och home! and alas! for the sons of ould Erin,"
Source: Broadside, Andrews, New York Located: Library Company of Philadelphia
Also in a broadside of eight verses, printed by J. Wrigley, New York, in the Boston Public Library, the Library of Congress, and the British Museum.

THE BATTLE OF PHILEDELPHIA                                                        519
"Come all you Roman Catholics that's from your native home,"
Source: Broadside, John O. Bebbington, Manchester Located: Mitchell Library, Glasgow. Also as a broadside, no imprint, in the British Museum.

PHILADELPHIA RIOTS                                                                       520
"Oh in Philadelphia folks say how"
Source: Broadside, J. Torr, Philadelphia Located: Library Company of Philadelphia. Also in the New Negro Forget-Me-Not, Pt. I

DE SOUTHWARK REBOLUTION                                                        522
"All white folks hab dar say an' cry,"
Source: New Negro Forget-Me-Not, Pt. I, 98-101. Located: Henry E. Huntington Library

IRISH LABOURER*                                                                               523
"I am an Irish labourer, both hearty, stout and strong,"
Source: Creighton, Songs and Ballads from Nova Scotia, 296-297.
Also in E. C. Beck.

NO IRISH NEED APPLY                                                                               525
"I'm a dacint boy, just landed from the town of Ballyfad;"
Source: Broadside, H. DeMarsan, New York Located: Library Company of New York
This song has been widely reprinted. The original version seems to concern an Irishman in England, probably at the time of the Great Exhibition.

NO IRISH NEED APPLY                                                                       526
"Oh 'twas yesterday that I was led on such a wild goose chase,"
Source: Broadside, Wm. A. Stephens, Philadelphia Located: Library Company of Philadelphia

WHAT IRISH BOYS CAN DO. ANSWER TO NO IRISH NEED APPLY                       527
"They insult an Irishman and think nought of what they say,"
Source: Broadside, A. W. Auner, Philadelphia Located: Library Company of Philadelphia Also in O'Conor.

WHAT IRISHMEN HAVE DONE                                                                528
"Ye gallant sons of Erin's Isle, come listen to my lay,"
Source: Broadside, Chas. Magnus, Philadelphia Located: Library Company of Philadelphia

THE FENIAN MAN O'WAR*                                                               529
"Down by Boston Corner I carelessly did stray,"
Source: Galvin, Irish Songs of Resistance, 48-49.
While the next song is clearly set in the United States, I'm not sure about this one; many Fenian songs have locales in Australia or Canada. Perhaps, however, this song does concern the man-of-war fitted out by the Fenians in the United States.

TAB SCOTT                                                                               530
"One morning as I went walking down Clarence Dock,"
Source: H. P. Beck, The Folklore of Maine, 182-183.
"Mail" in this song indicates an Irish pronunciation of "meal."

MICKEY'S GONE FOR A LABORER                                                               531
"Being out of work it was no fun,"
Source: Broadside, J. Wrigley, New York Located: Library Company of Philadelphia

THE HOD-CARRIER'S SONG                                                                532
"I am a bold Hodman, I live by my trade,"
Source: Broadside, H. DeMarsan, New York Located: Henry E. Huntington Library

PADDY ON THE CANAL                                                                       533
"When I landed in sweet Philadelphia, the weather was pleasant and clear"
Source: Broadside, Andrews, New York Located: Boston Public Library
The New York Public Library holds this same broadside. The Library Company of Philadelphia has one printed by A. W. Auner, Philadelphia.

A NEW SONG ON THE IRISHMEN NOW GOING TO AMERICA                               534
"When we came to sweet Philadelphia, it happened to be in the fall,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: The National Library of Ireland. Also in the Cambridge University Library

CHARLEY HILL'S OLD SLOPE                                                                535
"Come all ye true born Irishmen wherever you may be,"
Source: Korson, Minstrels of the Mine Patch, 196-197.

A TRAMP THROUGH CARBON COUNTY                                                           536
"If you give me your attention, I will give it to you back,"
Source: Minstrels of the Mine Patch, 66-68.

MICKEY PICK-SLATE                                                                        537
"There came to this country a short time ago," Source:
Minstrels of the Mine Patch, 115-116.

IRISHMAN'S LUMBER SONG                                                                538
"I am a wild Irishman just lately come to town"
Source: E. C. Beck, Songs of the Michigan Lumberjacks, 223-224.

MICK UPON THE RAILROAD                                                                539
"When furst from Limerick I come here,"
Source: Broadside, H. DeMarsan, New York Located: Brown University (The John Hay Library) Also as a J. Wrigley broadside at the Library Company of Philadelphia.

PAT WORKS ON THE ERIE*                                                               540
"In eighteen hundred and forty one"
Source: Lomax, American Ballads and Folk Songs, 22-24.
This song pops up in almost every collection. Two shanty (chantey) versions appear below.

POOR PADDY*                                                                               541
"In eighteen-hundred-and sixty-one"
Source: Smith, A Book of Shanties, 51.

PADDY WORKS ON THE RAILWAY*                                                       542
"Oh, in eighteen hundred and forty-one,"
Source: Shay, American Sea Songs and Chanteys, 77-78.

THE ARKANSAW NAVVY                                                                543
"Come listen to my story and I'll tell you in my chant"
Source: The Flying Cloud, 8-9. Located: Minnesota Historical Society

JERRY, GO OIL THE CAR                                                                       544
"Come, all you railroad section hands, I hope you will draw near,"
Source: The Flying Cloud, 26-27. Located: Minnesota Historical Society

TWO IRISH LABORERS                                                                        545
"We are two Irish Laborers, as you can plainly see,"
Source: The Flying Cloud, 20. Located: Minnesota Historical Society

LINES WRITTEN ON THE MOST DREADFUL FIRE THAT BROKE OUT IN CHICAGO IN AMERICA 545
"You simpathising Christian I pray you listen unto me"
Source: Broadside, P. Brereton, Dublin Located: Boston Public Library Also in JAFL, 63, 1950.

THE GLORIOUS VICTORY OF SEVEN IRISHMEN OVER THE KIDNAPPERS OF NEW YORK   546
"[Al] I you that love the Shamrock Green attend both young & old"
Source: Broadside, P. Brereton, Dublin Located: New York Public Library
THE BONNY GREEN FLAG                                                                       548
"There was glorious times, on St. Patrick's day,"
Source: Broadside, H. DeMarsan, New York Located: Library Company of Philadelphia

ST. PATRICK'S DAY IN NEW YORK                                                        549
"Come, all you true bred Irishmen, wherever you may be,"
Source: Broadside, Horace Partridge, Boston Located: Boston Public Library


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Subject: Index: Irish Emigrant Ballads and Songs (Ch IX)
From: MartinRyan
Date: 21 Jun 08 - 07:55 AM

"Irish Emigrant Ballads and Songs"
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CHAPTER IX THE STAGE IRISHMAN

THE BROGUE                                                                                555
"When I came to this country 'twas late in the fall,"
Source: Broadside, Andrews, New York Located: Library Company of Philadelphia

BUTTERMILK AND PRATIES                                                               556
"Ye may talk about your suppers grand,"
Source: Broadside, J. Wrigley, New York Located: Library Company of Philadelphia

CINCINNATI, O-HO-O                                                                        557
"Oh, good evening, one and all,"
Source: Kearny and Powers Versatile Comedian Songster, 15. Located:   Library of Congress

THE DONEVANS                                                                        558
"We came from dear old Ireland,"
Source: Miss St. George Hussey's The Ship That Brought Me Over Songster 40. Located: Brown University (John Hay Library)

EMIGRANTS                                                                                559
"Now here I am a Munster boy, from Ennis all the way;" Source: Johnny Patterson's Great Inter-Ocean Circus Songster, 2. Located: Library of Congress

ERIN'S ISLE                                                                                560
"Here I am, an Irish Lad, that you can plainly see,"
Source: Love of the Shamrock Songster, 15.   Located: Brown University (John Hay Library)

GOOD-BYE JOHNNY                                                                        561
"Just twenty years ago to-day,"
Source:   Walton's 132 Best Irish Songs and Ballads, 41.

HOW PADDY STOLE THE ROPE                                                        562
"There were once two Irish laboring men, to America they came over,"
Source: Irish Com-All-Ye's, 68-69.

INNOCENT MIKE                                                                        563
"I am a wandering Irishman, they call me Innocent Mike,"
Source: Broadside, Andrews, New York Located: Boston Public Library

IRELAND AND AMERICA                                                                       564
"I love my native country,"
Source: Dan Nash's New Original Barney the Guide Songster, 7. Located: University of Texas Library

THE IRISH EMIGRANTS                                                                565
"We are two Irish Emigrants, as you may plainly see,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: Mitchell Library, Glasgow

I THINK OF OLD IRELAND, WHEREVER I GO                                                566
"I'm a wanderer now from the land of my birth,"
Source: Broadside, Horace Partridge, Boston Located: Boston Public Library

JOLLY IRISHMEN*                                                                        567
"I am a jolly Irishman, from Ireland sure I came;" Source: Songs of Yesterday, 209-211.

LAMENT OF AN IRISH MOTHER*                                                               570
"Ah! little did I think my boy"
Source:   Sheet music, Sarles & Adley, New York [1852] Located:   Library of Congress

LARRY MORGAN, OR THE CALIFORNIA EMIGRANT                                        574
"God save you all, I'm home at last; this minute afther landing,"
Source: Phil J. Gannon's Original Irish Songster, 52-53. Located: Brown University (John Hay Library)

THE MAGUIRES*                                                                        575
"Sure we're the boys from County Clare,"
Source: Sheet music, Wm. A. Pond, Chicago [1881] Located:   Library of Congress
Also in Miss St. George Hussey's The Ship That Brought Me Over Songster.

OFF TO PHILADELPHIA*                                                                578
"My name is Paddy Leary,"
Source: Sheet music, National Music Co., Chicago. Copyright 1916 by Jerome H. Remick, New York Located: Free Library of Philadelphia

OULD IRISH STEW                                                                        585
"I've travel'd across the wide ocean,"
Source: Broadside, H. DeMarsan, New York Located:   Library Company of Philadelphia

OVER THERE IN IRELAND                                                                586
Same first line
Source: Kearny and Powers Versatile Comedian Songster, 48. Located: Library of Congress

PADDY MILES                                                                                587
"From the big town of Limerick lately I came,"
Source: Broadside, H. DeMarsan, New York Located: Library Company of Philadelphia

PADDY MILES'S BOY                                                                        588
"When I was born in Limerick, my daddy and my mammy, O!"
Source: The Exile of Erin's Songster, 12-14. Located: Harvard University Library

PADDY'S TRIP TO AMERICA                                                                589
"I left my native shore last May,"
Source: Phil J. Gannon's Original Irish Songster, 49-50. Located: Brown University (John Hay Library)

PAT McCARTY                                                                               591
"Och, my name is Pat McCarty,"
Source: Broadside, H. DeMarsan, New York Located:   Library of Congress

THE POOR OPPRESSED IN IRELAND                                                        592
"Dear isle of fame and beauty, thy shores have long been trod"
Source: Love of the Shamrock Songster, 24. Located: Brown University (John Hay Library)

THE SHIP THAT BROUGHT ME OVER                                                        593
"I left ould Ireland far behind"
Source: Miss St. George Hussey's The Ship That Brought Me Over Songster, 9-10. Located: Brown University (John Hay Library)
This song may owe something to THE BOAT THAT FIRST BROUGHT ME OVER, in which Patrick goes to Scotland (broadside, no imprint, the Newberry Library).

SINCE TERRY FIRST JOINED THE GANG*                                                595
"My name is Mike Slattery,"
Source: Sheet music, E. H. Harding, New York [1875] Source: Library of Congress Also on a broadside printed by Bell of San Francisco (Boston Public Library).

SOAP FAT MAN                                                                               596
"Och I am a grate Irishman, from Cork I have came,"
Source: Broadside, J. H. Johnson, Philadelphia Located: Library Company of Philadelphia

SOLD, SOLD EVERYWHERE                                                                597
"Oh, I am an Irishman,"
Source: Kearny and Powers Versatile Comedian Songster, 6. Located: Library of Congress

TEDDY McGLYNN                                                                               598
"I left me ould mother wid one little brother,"
Source: "My Father Sould Charcoal" Songster, 36. Also in O'Conor. Located: Library of Congress

TIM FLAHERTY                                                                               599
"I'm a light hearted Paddy,"
Source: Songs of Yesterday, 203-205.

THE TWO O'DONAHUES                                                                602
"We came from Tipperary a few short weeks ago," Source: The Flying Cloud, 30. Located: Minnesota Historical Society

JUST OVER                                                                                603
"I came from Tiperary,"
Source: Kearny and Powers Versatile Comedian Songster, 21. Located:   Library of Congress. A variant.

WILD IRISHMAN                                                                        604
"When first I arrived in America's town,"
Source: Broadside, J. Wrigley, New York Located: Library Company of Philadelphia


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Subject: Index: Irish Emigrant Ballads and Songs (Ch X)
From: MartinRyan
Date: 21 Jun 08 - 07:56 AM

"Irish Emigrant Ballads and Songs"
Wright
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CHAPTER X NOSTALGIA FOR AND RETURN TO IRELAND

ERIN IS MY HOME                                                                        607
"Oh, I have roamed in many lands"
Source: Broadside, J. Andrews, New York Located: Library Company of Philadelphia
Widely circulated, especially in the United States.

MY GOOD OULD IRISH HOME                                                               607
"Och my heart still yearns for my good ould Irish Home,"
Source: Broadside, John L. Zieber, Philadelphia Located: Henry E. Huntington Library
A variant by Andrews, New York, is in the New York Public Library and the Library Company of Philadelphia.

GALWAY BAY*                                                                               608
"'Tis far away I am today" Source: Songs of the Gael, 60-61.

THE OLD BOG ROAD*                                                                       610
"My feet are here on Broadway this blessed harvest moon,"
Source: Sheet music, Kearney Brothers, Dublin, n.d. Located: Sent me by James Seery, Greystones, Ireland.

THE IRISH EMIGRANT IN NORTH AMERICA                                                614
"My heart is heavy in my breast—my eyes are full of tears,"
Source: Gavan, Ballad Poetry of Ireland, 63-64.

DEAR OLD IRELAND                                                                       615
"Deep in Canadian woods we've met, from one bright island flown;"
Source: O'Conor, Irish Com-All-Ye's, 111. AS DEEP IN CANADIAN WOODS attributed to T. D. Sullivan.
THE FAIR HILLS OF EIRE O! (In Irish and English)*                                        616
"Take a blessing from my heart to the land of my birth,"
Source: O'Sullivan, Songs of the Irish, 91-92.

DAWN ON THE HILLS OF IRELAND                                                       617
"Th'anam an Dhia! but there it is—"
Source: Walton's 132 Best Irish Songs and Ballads, Ad-Al. Also in Irish Com-All-Ye's, 135, as MORNING ON THE IRISH COAST.

THE IRISH PEASANT GIRL                                                                619
"She lived beside the Anner,"
Source: The New Emigrant Songster, 37, John F. Nugent, Dublin. Located: British Museum

A NEW SONG ENTITLED THE EMIGRANTS LOVE FOR HIS NATIVE LAND                620
"There is a little spot of earth," Source: Broadside, P. Brereton, Dublin Located: Cambridge University Library

THE IRISH EMIGRANT OR I LEFT OULD IRELAND BECAUSE THEY WERE POOR!         621
"There is a dear spot in Ireland I'm longing to see,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: The Newberry Library
The variant printed in The Flying Cloud, J.17-118, includes "I have a neat little lot on Columbia's shore." Another variant appears in Wehman's Irish Song Book, 63.

HOMEWARD ONCE MORE                                                                623
"The morning was bright and the sun shown on"
Source: Broadside, T. H. Lindon (?), London Located: Yale University Library

THE FELON'S RETURN TO HIS NATIVE LAND                                               624
"Thrice hail lovely Erin, the land of my sire,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: Cambridge University Library Also in the National Library of Ireland.

ANSWER TO PAT MUST EMIGRATE                                                        625
"I've just landed from America with cash in store galore, sir,".
Source: Broadside, Moore, Belfast Located: Library of Congress

NOREEN BAWN                                                                        627
"There's a spot in old Tir Conaill,"
Source: Walton's 132 Best Irish Songs and Ballads, 107.

THE EMIGRANT'S RETURN                                                                628
"I'm home again! I'm home again!"
Source: Broadside, H. De Marsan, New York Located: Library Company of Philadelphia Also printed by J. Wrigley, New York (Boston Public Library).

THE IRISH AMERICAN                                                                        629
"Columbia the free is the land of my birth,"
Source: Joliffe, The Third Book of Irish Ballads, 104-105. The words were written by T. D. Sullivan.


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Subject: Index: Irish Emigrant Ballads and Songs (Appendix)
From: MartinRyan
Date: 21 Jun 08 - 07:58 AM

"Irish Emigrant Ballads and Songs"
Wright
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Appendix 1
AIRS
SOME ADDITIONAL VARIANTS
SOME AIRS LISTED ON BROADSIDES ("To be sung to the tune of .....)
SOME EMIGRANT SONGS WITHOUT WORDS

AS VANQUISHED ERIN (BOYNE WATER)                                                       635
Source: Lampe, Songs of Ireland, 13.

BOW-WOW-WOW                                                                               636
Source: Chamberlain & Harrington, Songs of All the Colleges, 104.

"BURNS' FAREWELL" (Two possibilities)                                                       637
Source: Ritson, Scotish Songs, Vol. II, 453-455. See also "The Farewell to the Brethren of St. James's Lodge, Tarbolten," and "Farewell, Thou Stream That Winding Flows."

CHEER, BOYS, CHEER                                                                           638
Source: Johnson, Our Familiar Songs and Those Who Made Them, 105-106.

THE FINE OLD ENGLISH GENTLEMAN                                                        639
Source: Sheet music, E. Ferrett, New York, etc., n.d. Located: Free Library of Philadelphia

THE FLAG OF OUR UNION                                                                641
Source:   Sheet music, William Hall, New York, 1851. Located: Free Library of Philadelphia

THE IRISH JAUNTING CAR                                                                       644
Source: Sheet music, Stannard and Dixon (?), Dublin (?), n.d. Located: Free Library of Philadelphia

THE LOW-BACKED CAR                                                                       648
Source: Fisher, Sixty Irish Songs, 96-97.

NO IRISH NEED APPLY                                                                        650
Source:   Sheet music, S. Brainerd...., 1863.
Located: Library of Congress

OLD DAN TUCKER                                                                               653
Source: Sheet music, J. F. Atwill, New York, 1848. Located: Free Library of Philadelphia

PACKINGTON'S POUND (three versions)                                                       656
Source: Simpson, 'The British Broadside Ballad and Its Music, 564-570.
Simpson states: "This is the most popular single tune associated with ballads before 1700." The first of the three versions given here dates from 1596. See Simpson for details concerning this fascinating song.

THE QUILTING PARTY                                                                       657
Source: Chamberlain and Harrington, Songs of All the Colleges, 264.

RORY O' MOORE                                                                        658
Source: Sheet music, G. Riley, New York, n.d. Located: Free Library of Philadelphia

THE SHAN VAN VOCHT                                                                661
Source: Galvin, Irish Songs of Resistance, 27.

AN SEANN-BHEAN BHOCHT                                                               661
Source: Journal of the Irish Folk Song Society, XX (1925). One of several variants of the melody.

THEY SAIL'D AWAY (DUBLIN BAY)                                                       662
Source: Lampe, Songs of Ireland, 91.

THO' DARK ARE OUR SORROWS (SAINT PATRICK'S DAY)                                       663
Source: Lampe, Songs of Ireland, 92-93.

WHO WILL CARE FOR MOTHER NOW?                                                       665
Source: Silber, Songs of the Civil War, 157-159, from sheet music, Sawyer and Thompson, Brooklyn, N. Y., 1863.

VILLIKINS AND HIS DINAH                                                                668
Source: Sheet music, The Musical Bouquet Office and J. Allen, London, n.d.

BILLY BYRNE OF BALLYMANUS                                                               672
Source: Joyce, Old Irish Folk Music and Songs, 179-180.

CHARMING MARY NEILL                                                                       672
Source: Joyce, Old Irish Folk Music and Songs, 123.

DONNELLY AND COOPER                                                                       673
Source: Healy and O'Keeffe, The First Book of Irish Ballads, n.p.

EMIGRANT SONG (GOING TO AMERICA)                                                       673
Source: Petrie, The Complete Collection of Irish Music, pt. II, 216.

ERIN-GO-BRAGH                                                                        673
Source: Ford, Vagabond Songs and Ballads of Scotland....,47.

THE IRISH STRANGER                                                                       674
Source: Journal of the Folk-Song Society, vol. 5, 50-51.

JACK O'DONOGHUE (BOLD JACK DONAHUE)                                               674
Source:   Roche, Collection of Irish Airs...., vol. 1, no. 17.

A LADY IN PENNSYLVANIA LOVELY NANCY YOU'LL BE                                       675
Source: Joyce, The Complete Collection of Irish Music, Pt. II, 173.

LOSS OF THE LONDON                                                                       675
Source: Journal of the Folk Song Society, no. 17 (the fourth part of vol. IV), 1910-1913,31.

MACKENNA'S DREAM                                                                       676
Source: Joyce, Old Irish Folk Music and Songs, lib-Ill.

THE MEMORY OF THE DEAD                                                                676
Source:   Zimmerman, Songs of Irish Rebellion, 111.

SHULE AROON (JOHNNY HAS GONE FOR A SOLDIER)                                       677
Source: Joyce, Old Irish Folk Music and Songs, 236-237.

THE TAILOR (TAYLOR) AND THE PIPER                                                       677
Source: Journal of the Irish Folk Song Society, XVII, (1923), 29-30.

THERE'S WHISKEY IN THE JAR                                                               678
Source: Joyce, Old Irish Folk Music and Songs (Pigot Collection), 345.

WHEN FIRST I LEFT OLD IRELAND                                                       678
Source: Petrie, The Complete Collection of Irish Music, Pt. II, 215.


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Subject: RE: Irish Songbook Index
From: MartinRyan
Date: 21 Jun 08 - 08:16 AM

By the way, the intention here is to add indices which are not readily available online or which, as here, add to existing info.

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Subject: RE: Irish Songbook Index
From: MartinRyan
Date: 22 Jun 08 - 03:32 PM

This is just a dummy entry for convenience!


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Subject: Index: The Ulster Songbook
From: MartinRyan
Date: 22 Jun 08 - 03:39 PM

There's been some interest in Orange songs again, recently. Here's the index to a fairly recent collection of songs from that tradition. Words only. No tunes suggested.

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The Ulster Songbook
Publ.: Causeway Press, Londonderry
No date - relatively recent.

Contents:
Adam in Paradise - 29
Alexander - 30
Anniversary of the Shutting of the Gates of Derry - 34
Another Man's Wedding , - 36
Bright Orange Heroes of Comber - 27
Carrickmannon Lake - 38
Carrowclare - 70
Carson's Orange Cat - 39
Craiganee - 31
David's Flowery Vale - 40
Dick McKnights Farewell to the Mournes - 20
Dolly's Brae - 41
Finvola, the Gem of the Roe - 16
General Munroe - 28
Kitty of Coleraine - 8
Lilliburlero! - 32
Lurgan Town - 44
Moygannon Stream - 12
Orange and Blue - 5
Sally Munroe - 24
Shutting of the Gates of Derry by the Apprentice Boys of Derry - 72
Sweet Portaferry - 26
The Achievements of Enniskillen - 54
The Aughalee Heroes - 10
The Banks of Kílrea - , 53
The Banks of the Bann - 17
The Battle of Garvagh - 14
The Black Man's Dream, AD 1795 - 50
The Blackbird of Mullaghmore - 47
The County Tyrone - 66
The Crockery Ware - 43
The Dark-Eyed Gipsy - 52
The Ducks of Magheralin - 42
The Faughan Side - 58
The Flower of Magherally 0! - 69
The Landing at Torbay - 56
The Maid of Aghadawey - 65
The Maid of Ballydoo - 76
The Maid of Culmore - 46
The Old Orange Flute - 6
The Orange Lily, O! - 18
The Sash My Father Wore - 9
The Shepherd's Bay - 62
The South Down Militia - 48
The Star of the County Down - 57
The True Lovers' Discussion - 74
The Union Cruiser - 64
The Union We'll Maintain - 13
The Wreck of the Newcastle Fishermen - 22
Walmsleys Shady Groves - 60
William Bloat - 68
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Subject: Index: Songs of Resistance
From: MartinRyan
Date: 23 Jun 08 - 03:49 AM

Next a large collection of songs published by Cló Saoirse / Irish Freedom Press, associated, I think, with one of the republican movements.
Title: Songs of Resistance (1968 - 2001)
Fourth Enlarged Edition
Publ. 2001
ISBN 0 9518567 5 8

Paperback collection of over 100 songs. Lyrics only; familiar tunes suggested in many cases. Despite title, many older songs included.There may be an associated CD - of which I don't have a copy.

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A Nation Once Again        102
Amhrán na bhFiann        121
Ann Devlin        31
Ballad of Francis Hughes        6
Ballad of Thomas Smyth        35
Ballad of Tourmakeady Fight        114
Battle of the Bogside        82
Belfast Brigade        40
Bring Them Home        49
Brussels - The Three Brass Balls        61
Charlie Kerins        95
Come by the Hills        83
Dán Máirseála na bhFiann        120
Dán Máirseála na nGael        110
Derry's Streets        38
Éamonn Lafferty        41
England's Gallows Tree        98
England's Vietnam        34
Fir na Cise Fada        66
Follow Me Up to Carlow        25
For What Died the Sons of Róisín?        113
Forget not the Field        101
Four Green Fields        27
Free Belfast        43
Free the People        26
Freedom Walk        81
Freedom's Sons        ll
George Plant        96
God Bless This Land        4
Grá Mo Chroí        3
H-Block Long Kesh        36
H-Block Song        44
James Connolly        15
James Larkin        14
Joe McDonnell        107
Kevin Coen        52
Listen to the Sound of Marching Feet        64
London's Derry        50
Lonely Banna Strand        16
Lynch's Merry Men        67
MacSwiney Taught Us How To Die        99
Maintain the Border Haughey        29
Maurice ONeill        97
My Little Armalite        8
Nineteen Men        78
Ninety Miles From Dublin        62
On the Blanket        59
Only Our Rivers Run Free        5
Oration by Pádraic Pearse Delivered at the Grave of O'Donovan Rossa in Glasnevin Cemetery. Dublin, August 1, 1915        86
Óró Sé Do Bheatha 'Bhaile!        4
Over the Wall        32
Poblacht na hÉireann        88
Rubber Bullets        37
Say Hello to the Provos        76
Seán Sabhat from Garryowen        39
Shall My Soul Pass Through Ireland?   80
Show Me the Man        83
Sunday, Bloody Sunday        22
Tá an tIarthar Beo        42
Take Courage from the Blanket Men        55
Take it down from the Mast        64
Ten Deathless Heroes Die - and Ireland Lives 17
The 1913 Lockout        28
The Aldergrove Plane        65
The Ballad of Billy Reid        69
The Ballad of Bobby Sands        9
The Ballad of Francis Hughes        7
The Ballad of Hugh Coney - He Died to be a Free Man 84
The Ballad of John Greene        51
The Ballad of Long Kesh        2
The Ballad of Michael Gaughan        75
The Ballad of Tom Williams        96
The Battle of Derry        48
The Battle of South Armagh        46
The Birds of Freedom        90
The Boys Of The Old Brigade        54
The Broad Black Grimmer        68
The Capitalist Game        27
The Derry Brigade        38
The Felons of our Land        106
The Fianna Marching Song        119
The Gates of Port Laoise        45
The Gentle Black-and-Tan        117
The Grave of Wolfe Tone        103
The Great Escape        77
The Great Escape        20
The Helicopter Song        74
The Lid of My Granny's Bin        70
The Lonely Woods of Upton        116
The Long March to Derry        47
The Luck of the Irish        21
The Magherafelt Martyrs        79
The Magnificent Seven        19
The Man from God-Knows-Where        56
The Memory of the Dead        111
The Men Behind the Wire        1
The Men of Edentubber        23
The Men of the Revolution        33
The Men of the West        104
The Orange and The Green        18
The Rebel Heart        100
The Reluctant Patriot        71
The Rhythm of Time        30
The Rifles of the IRA        85
The Slimey Man        73
The Soldier's Song        121
The Soldiers of Cumann na mBan        118
The Three Flowers        24
The Tinker Song        91
The Toome Eel Fishery        72
The Voice of Bobby Sands        94
The Wind that Shakes the Barley        12
Thirteen Crosses        53
This Land is Your Land        112
Tom Williams        13
Tony Darcy and Jack MacNeela        95
Tourmakeady Third of May 1921        115
Twenty Men from Dublin Town        109
Who Dares to Say Forget the Past?        92
Who Fears to Speak of Easter Week?        10
Who is Ireland's Enemy?        108
***************************************************

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Subject: RE: Irish Songbook Index
From: GUEST,John Moulden
Date: 24 Sep 08 - 06:20 AM

It should be observed that the publication by the Causeway Press - "Ulster Songbook" - referred to above is an almost total plagiarism. It reprinted, without permission, songs from Hugh Shields Shamrock Rose and Thistle, Cathal Ó Baoill Songs of County Down, of my own selection of songs from the Sam Henry collection (published 1979 as 'Songs of the People: part one') and The Orange Lark and Lilliburlero, two of the publications of the Lurgan, Co. Armagh based Ulster Society. This resulted in a dispute which was settled by the Causeway Press making a donation to the Irish Traditional Music Archive.
The tunes are all in the books referred to.


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Subject: RE: Irish Songbook Index
From: MartinRyan
Date: 24 Sep 08 - 06:27 AM

Thanks for that, John. Glad the archive profited from the dispute!

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Subject: Index: Irish Street Ballads (Colm O Lochlainn)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 24 Sep 08 - 03:16 PM

This is my favorite Irish songbook.

Title: Irish Street Ballads
collected and annotated by Colm O Lochlainn
adorned with woodcuts from the original broadsheets
New York: Corinth Books, 1960

A LADY FAIR
BACHELOR'S WALK: MOURNFUL LINES ON THE MILITARY OUTRAGE IN DUBLIN
BANKS OF CLAUDY, THE
BANKS OF THE ROSES, THE
BANTRY GIRLS' LAMENT, THE
BARLEY CORN, THE
BLACK HORSE, THE
BOLD BELFAST SHOEMAKER, THE
BOLD DESERTER, THE
BOLD MCDERMOTT ROE
BOLD RAKE, THE
BOLD ROBERT EMMET
BONNY BUNCH OF ROSES, THE
BONNY LABOURING BOY, THE
BOSTON CITY
BOYS OF KILKENNY, THE
BOYS OF OLD ERIN THE GREEN
BOYS OF WEXFORD, THE
BRIAN O LINN
CAILIN DEAS CRUITE NA MBO
CHARMING MARY NEILL
COME TO THE BOWER
COORTIN' IN THE KITCHEN
DARK EYED SAILOR, THE
DOBBIN'S FLOWERY VALE
DONNELLY AND COOPER
DORAN'S ASS
DOWN BY THE TANYARD SIDE
DUBLIN JACK OF ALL TRADES
DUNLAVIN GREEN
ERIN'S LOVELY HOME
FATHER MURPHY
FINNEGAN'S WAKE
FLOWER OF MAGHERALLY, THE
GENERAL MUNROE
GIRL I LEFT BEHIND ME, THE
GRA GEAL MO CHROI
GRA-MO-CHROI, I'D LIKE TO SEE OLD IRELAND FREE ONCE MORE.
GRANUAILE
GRAZIER TRIBE, THE
HACKLER FROM GROUSE HALL, THE
HENRY JOY MCCRACKEN
IF I WAS A BLACKBIRD
"I THANK YOU, MA'AM," SAYS DAN
JOLLY FARMER, THE
JOHNNY HARTE
JOHN MCGOLDRICK AND THE QUAKER'S DAUGHTER
KERRY RECRUIT, THE
KEVIN BARRY
LAMBS ON THE GREEN HILLS, THE
LAMENTATION OF HUGH REYNOLDS, THE
LANIGAN'S BALL
LILLIBULERO
LILY OF THE WEST, THE
LIMERICK IS BEAUTIFUL
LIMERICK RAKE, THE
LOVELY KATIE OF LISKEHAUN
LOVELY WILLIE
LUCKY ELOPEMENT, THE
MAID OF BUNCLODY, AND THE LAD SHE LOVES DEAR, THE -
MAID OF SWEET GURTEEN, THE
MAID OF THE SWEET BROWN KNOWE, THE
MAID THAT SOLD HER BARLEY, THE
MAID WITH THE BONNY BROWN HAIR, THE - -
MANCHESTER MARTYRS, THE; OR THE SMASHING OF THE VAN
MANTLE SO GREEN, THE
MARY FROM DUNGLOE
MASTER MCGRATH
MOORLUG MARY
MRS. MCGRATH
MY BOY WILLIE
NELL FLAHERTY'S DRAKE
NIGHT OF THE RAGMAN'S BALL, THE -
OLD GRAY MARE, THE
OLD ORANGE FLUTE, THE
ORANGE LILY-O, THE
O'REILLY FROM THE COUNTY LEITRIM; OR THE PHOENIX OF ERIN'S GREEN ISLE.
PARTING GLASS, THE
PAT OF MIJLLINGAR
PEELER AND THE GOAT, THE
PIPER'S TUNES, THE
REAL OLD MOUNTAIN DEW, THE
RED-HAIRED MAN'S WIFE, THE
ROCKS OF BAUN, THE
ROCKY ROAD TO DUBLIN, THE
ROSSA'S FAREWELL TO ERIN
SEAN A DUIR A' GHLEANNA -
SORROWFUL LAMENT FOR CALLAGHAN, GREALLY, ANDE MULLEN, THE (THE FAIR OF TURLOUGHMORE)
SPORTING RACES OF GALWAY, THE
SPORTING YOUTH, THE
STAR OF DONEGAL, THE
SUIT OF GREEN, THE
SWEET CARNLOCH BAY
SWEET COUNTY WEXFORD
TAXES, THE
THERE'S WHISKEY IN THE JAR
VAN DIEMEN'S LAND
WOMEN ARE WORSE THAN THE MEN, THE
WRECK OF THE "MARY JANE," THE
YOUGHAL HARBOUR
YOUNG MAID'S LOVE, THE
YOUNG MOLLY BAN

APPENDIX - - -
FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE, THE
LAMENTATIONS OF PATRICK BRADY, THE; OR THE HEROES OF NINETY-EIGHT
OLD LEATHER BREECHES, THE
PAT O DONNELL
POOR OLD GRANUAILE
SERGEANT'S LAMENTATION, THE
TOWN OF ANTRIM, THE

COMMENTARY
ADDENDUM—SOME DUBLIN BALLADS
INDEX OF FIRST LINES

1 The Kerry Recruit About four years ago I was digging the land
2 A Lady Fair A lady fair in a garden walkin’
3 A New Song Called Granuaile All through the North as I walked forth
4 A New Song on the Taxes All you young men and maidens come an’ listen to my song
5 The Dark-Eyed Sailor As I roved out one evening fair
6 The Maid With the Bonny Brown Hair As once I roved out very early
7 The Mantle So Green As I went out walking one morning in June
8 Youghal Harbour As I roved out on a summer’s morning
9 The Bonny Labouring Boy As I roved out one morning all in the blooming spring
10 The Sporting Races of Galway As I roved out through Galway town to seek for recreation
11 The Piper's Tunes As I roved thro’ the town to view the pretty lasses
12 There's Whiskey in the Jar As I was going over the far-famed Kerry Mountain
13 Gra Geal Mo Chroi At the foot of Newry mountain clear water does flow
14 A New Song on the Manchester Martyrs,
    or, The Smashing of the Van
Attend you gallant Irishmen and listen for awhile
15 Brian O Linn Brian O Linn had no breeches to wear
16 The Bonny Bunch of Roses By the margin of the ocean, one pleasant evening in the month of June.
17 The Black Horse Come all ye airy bachelors, a warning take by me
18 The Girl I Left Behind Me Come all ye handsome comely maids
19 The Maids of the Sweet Brown Knowe Come all ye lads and lasses and hear my mournful tale -
20 The Wreck of the "Mary Jane" Come all you dry-land sailors bold
21 Van Diemen's Land Come all you gallant poachers that ramble void of care
22 The Maid of Sweet Gurteen Come all you gentle muses, combine and lend an ear
23 A New Song on the Rocks of Baun Come all you loyal heroes wherever that you be
24 The Suit of Green Come all you pretty fair maids, and listen to my melody
25 The Bold Belfast Shoemaker Come all you true-born Irishmen wherever you may be
26 Donnelly and Cooper Come all you true-bred Irishmen I hope you will draw near
27 Father Murphy Come, all you warriors and renowned nobles
28 Bold McDermott Roe Come all you wild young gentlemen, so reckless and so bold
29 Young Molly Ban Come all you young fellows that follow the gun
30 The Jolly Farmer Come each jolly fellow that loves to be mellow
31 The Sorrowful Lament for Callaghan, Greally, and Mullen
    (Killed at the Fair of Turloughmore)
Come tell me dearest mother
32 Coortin' in the Kitchen Come single belle and beau, to me now pay attention
33 A Ballad of Master McGrath Eighteen sixty-nine being the date of the year
34 Rossa's Farewell to Erin Farewell to friends of Dublin town, I bid ye all adieu
35 The Old Grey Mare Good fellows all that’s straight and tall
36 Lillibulero Ho, brother Teige, dost hear the Decree
37 The Bold Rake I am a bold rake and this nation I travel’d all round
38 Charming Mary Neill I am a bold undaunted youth, my name is John McCann
39 The Hackler from Grouse Hall I am a roving hackler lad that loves the shamrock shore -
40 Dublin Jack of All Trades I am a roving sporting blade they call me Jack of all trades
41 Down by the Tanyard Side I am a ramblin’ hero and by love I am betrayed.
42 The Limerick Rake I am a young fellow that’s easy and bold
43 The Lucky Elopement I am a young fellow that ran out my land and means
44 Boston City I belong to Boston City, boys
45 A New Song Called the Young Maid's Love I was courted by a young man for many a long day
46 If I Was a Blackbird If I was a blackbird, I’d whistle and sing
47 The Sporting Youth I’m a stranger to this country from America I came
48 The Boys of Wexford In comes the captain’s daughter, the captain of the Yeos
49 Kevin Barry (Died for Ireland, 1st November, 1920) In Mountjoy jail one Monday morning
50 The Old Orange Flute In the County Tyrone, in the town of Dungannon
51 The Rocky Road to Dublin In the merry month of May, from my home I started
52 Lanigan's Ball In the town of Athy one Jeremy Lanigan
53 Dunlavin Green In the year of one thousand seven hundred and ninety-eight
54 The Women Are Worse Than the Men Is it true that the women are worse than the men
55 Lovely Willie It happened one evening at the playing of ball
56 My Boy Willie It was early, early all in the Spring
57 Cailin Deas Cruite Na Mbo It was on a fine summer’s morning
58 The Banks of Claudy It was on a summer’s morning all in the month of May
59 The Flower of Magherally It was on a summer’s morning, when flowers were a-blooming
60 Henry Joy McCracken It was on the Belfast mountains I heard a maid complain
61 The Maid that Sold Her Barley It’s cold and raw the North winds blow
62 The Night of the Ragman's Ball Just pay attention for a while, my good friends one and all
63 Gra-Mo-Chroi, I'd Like to See Old Ireland Free Once More Last night I had a happy dream, tho’ restless where I be
64 The Real Old Mountain Dew Let grasses grow and waters flow in a free and easy way
65 General Munroe My name is George Campbell, at the age of eighteen
66 The Lamentation of Hugh Reynolds My name it is Hugh Reynolds, I came of honest parents
67 Nell Flaherty's Drake My name it is Nell quite candid I tell
68 The Bold Deserter My parents reared me tenderly, I being their eldest son
69 The Parting Glass Oh, all the money e’er I had
70 The Orange Lily-O Oh did you go to see the show, each rose and pinkadilly-o
71 Mrs. McGrath Oh Mrs. MacGrath, the sergeant said
72 Limerick Is Beautiful Oh, then, Limerick is beautiful as everybody knows
73 The Boys of Kilkenny Oh the boys of Kilkenny are stout roving blades
74 The Peeler and the Goat Oh the Bansha peelers went out one night
75 Mary from Dungloe Oh then, fare ye well sweet Donegal, the Rosses and Gweedore
76 The Maid of Bunclody, and the Lad She Loves So Dear Oh, were I at the moss house where the birds do increase
77 The Bantry Girls' Lament Oh who will plough the field now or who will sell the corn
78 The Grazier Tribe Oh, ye toilers of this nation, I hope you will draw near
79 Sweet County Wexford On Moniseed of a summer’s morning
80 The Banks of the Roses On the banks of the Roses my love and I sat down
81 Sean A Duir A Gleanna One morning as I started, from the arms of Morpheus
82 Dobbin's Flowery Vale One morning fair, as Phoebus bright her radiant smiles displayed
83 The Star of Donegal One evening fair to take the air alone I chanced to stray
84 Doran's Ass One Paddy Doyle lived near Killarney, and loved a maid
85 Moorlug Mary The first I saw of my Moorlug Mary
86 The Lambs on the Green Hills The lambs on the green hills they sport and they play,
87 Bold Robert Emmet The struggle is over, the boys are defeated
88 Johnny Harte There was a rich farmer’s daughter lived near to the town of Ross
89 The Barley Corn There was three farmers in the North, as they were passing by
90 Pat of Mullingar They may talk of Flying Childers, and the speed of Harkaway
91 Finnegan's Wake Tim Finnegan lived in Walkin Street
92 "I Thank You, Ma'am," Says Dan What brought you into my room, to my room, to my room?
93 The Lily of the West When first I came to Ireland, some pleasure for to find
94 O Reilly from the County Leitrim,
    or The Phoenix of Erin's Green Isle
When first I came into this counterie
95 Sweet Carnloch Bay When winter was brawling o’er high hills and mountains
96 Come to the Bower Will you come to the Bower
97 The Red-Haired Man's Wife Ye muses divine, combine, and lend me your aid
98 John McGoldrick and the Quaker's Daughter You muses nine, with me combine; assist me with your aid
99 Lovely Katie of Liskehaun You gentle muses I pray excuse me
100 Bachelor's Walk:
    Mournful Lines on the Military Outrage in Dublin
You true born Sons of Erin’s Isle, come listen to my song
101 The Boys of Old Erin the Green You true-hearted sons of Hibernia
102 Erin's Lovely Home Young men that have your liberty, I pray you now draw near
Music notation for most songs.


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Subject: Index: More Irish Street Ballads (O Lochlainn)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 24 Sep 08 - 03:17 PM

Title: More Irish Street Ballads
collected and annotated by Colm O Lochlainn
published 1965, Three Cantles Limited

The agricultural Irish girl
A kiss in the morning early
The bag of nails
The battle of Carrickshock
The beggarman's song
The Behey eviction
Billy Byrne of Ballymanus
Billy O'Rourke
The blackbird
Blackbirds and thrushes
The black stripper
Blow the candle out
The bonny green tree
The boys of Mullabawn
The boys from rebel Cork
Brennan on the moor
The brigade at Fontenoy
The bright star of Derry
Caroline and her young sailor boy
The Chinaman
The cod liver oil
The cow ate the piper
The croppy boy
The croppy boy [a different version]
The cruise of the 'Calabar'
The dark fairy Rath
Dermody and Hynes
Doon the moor
Drihaureen o mo Chree (Little brother of my heart)
Farewell, dearest Nancy
The Fenians' escape
The Galbally farmer
George's quay, or the forgetful sailor
Good bye Mursheen Durkin
The grave of Wolfe Tone
The green mossy banks of the Lee
Hannah Healy, the pride of Howth
Harp or Lion?
Harry Flood's election song
The hiring fairs of Ulster
The holy ground
In praise of the city of Mullingar
The Irish stranger
James Tephens, the gallant Fenian boy
Jim Larkin, R.I.P.
John Mitchel
The lay of Oliver Gogarty
Lament of John O Mahony
The little red fox
Lovely Mary Donnelly
Lurgan Town
The maid of Castlecraig
The Mancester martyrs
The march of intellect
Mary of Ballyhaunis
The merchant's daughter
M'Dermott's farewell
Mo Chreeveen Eeven Aulin og
Murty Hynes
My beauty of Limerick
My gentle Colleen Bawn
My Johnny was a shoemaker
Nach Mbonin Shin dó
The new Irish girl
The Newry Highwayman
The Newry prentice boy
Nice little Jenny from Ballinasloe
One penny portion
Our lady of Knock
The outlaw of Loch Lene
Peggy Bawn
The piper who played before Moses
Pirate Smith
The potato
Pretty Susan the pride of Kildare
The rambler from Clare
Reilly the fisherman
The rising of the moon
Rody McCorley
Rody MacCorley [a different version]
Rosemary fair
The shady road to Clane
The shamrock shore
The Shan van Vocht
Sliav Gallion Braes
Song of repentance
The star of Slane
The stuttering lovers
Sweet Jenny of the moor
Sweet Portaferry
The thief of the world
The thirteenth lock
Three brave blacksmiths
The turfman from Ardee
The valley of Knockanure
The verdant Braes of Skreen
The woman of three cows
The woods of Drumbo
Ye loyal lovers
The young serving man. Songs with texts only (in Appendix I and II): Ballyburbling
Captain Thompson
Changing Berth
The chant of the coal quay
The Clonmel flood
The deserter's meditation
The escape of James Stephens
Jimmy mo Veela Sthore (Jimmy my thousand treasures)
Lord Wathe'ford
The lowlands of Holland
The Malahide fishermen
Na Leannáin Bhriotacha (The stuttering lovers)
The night before Larry was stretched
The old Settoo
Oliver's advice
On board of the 'Bugaboo'
The piper of Crossbarry
Rare Clonmel
The shamrock shore
The straightened banks of Erne
Sweet Portaferry
Sweet River Suir
The tarry trousers
Wild Sliav Gallen Brae
The wreck of the 'Avondale
Black and amber glory
The Drynaun Dun
Erin's green shore
Fish and chips
Heenan and Sayers
Morissey and the Benicia boy
Morrissey and the Russian sailor
Mournful lines on the death of General Michael Collins
The pride of Pimlico
The star of Sunday's well
The two travellers
Whack for the diddle
The wreck of the 'Gwendoline'
The wreck of the 'Vartry'


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Subject: RE: Irish Songbook Index
From: Wolfgang
Date: 24 Sep 08 - 03:39 PM

Joe,

The index to "More Irish street ballads" (and to Irish street ballads Vol II) can be found in the first link in this thread.

The Age of Revolution in the Irish Song Tradition would be fine addition here. I can provide the index given enough time.

Same for the great Songs of Irish Rebellion: Irish Political Street Ballads and Rebel Songs, 1780-1900.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Irish Songbook Index
From: MartinRyan
Date: 24 Sep 08 - 03:40 PM

Will do, Joe. I hadn't prioritised it (More Irish Street Ballads) as I think it's covered in Roud. I'll have a go when I get a chance.

Regards
p.s. Mind you - I think I also promised to pick up a (cheap) copy for you!
    I got my cheap copy in the States and posted the index. But thanks for looking, Martin.
    -Joe-


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Subject: RE: Irish Songbook Index
From: MartinRyan
Date: 24 Sep 08 - 03:48 PM

Wolfgang

Crossed lines! Great if you can add to the contents of this thread.

Regards
p.s. Was there an "Irish Street Ballads Vol.2."? I don't think I was conscious of it. I'll check out the suggested threads later.


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Subject: RE: Irish Songbook Index
From: MartinRyan
Date: 24 Sep 08 - 04:08 PM

OK - I see what it is . James Healy's set rather than O'Lochlainn.

Regards


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Subject: Index: Ireland Sings (Dominic Behan)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 24 Sep 08 - 06:11 PM

Title: Ireland sings: An anthology of modern and ancient Irish songs and ballads
Author: Behan, Dominic
Contributor:   
Publisher: Essex Music
Place of Publication: London
Date of Publication: 1973
Original Date of Publ:   1965
Publication Number:   
Number of Pages: 156
Binding Style: Paperback
Dimensions: 8.5 in.

Numbers below are song numbers, not page numbers


   1 A Brave New World
   2 An Raim Tu Ag An gCcarraig (Were You At The Rock?)
   3 A Nation Once Again
   4 A Pound For To Lend
   5 As I Was Going O'er The Moor
   6 Bad Luck To The Marching
   7 The Ballad Of Oliver St. John Gogarty
   8 The Bonny Bunch Of Roses
   9 Boolavogue
  10 The Boy From Wexford
  11 The Boss, Alas
  12 Brian O'Lynn
  13 The Brown And Yellow Ale
  14 The Butcher Of Cloucester D
  15 The Brown Thorn Bush
  16 Carricroe
  17 The Castle Of Drumboe
  18 Child Wedding
  19 Cheer Up, Russell Street
  20 Come All You Brave United Men
  21 The Connaught Rangers
  22 Crooked Jack
  23 Dicey Riley
  24 Dirty Lane
  25 Down In Yonder Meadow
  26 The Dublin Fusiliers
  27 Exiles
  28 The Fair Tormentor
  29 Fineen The Rover
  30 Finnegan's Wake
  31 Get Me Down Petticoat
  32 How Caesar Was Driven From Ireland
  33 Irish Astronomy
  34 Joe Brady
  35 Johnny, I Hardly Knew Yeh
  36 Join The British Army
  37 The Kerry Boatman
  38 Kimmage
  39 The Landlord And The Leprechaun
  40 The Lee
  41 The Leg
  42 The Limerick Rake
  43 Lilli Bulero
  44 Liverpool Lou
  45 Love Is Teasing
  46 Love Of My Heart
  47 Lonely Days
  48 Maids, When You Are Young
  49 Master McGrath
  50 The Man From Wexford
  51 The Merry Ploughboy
  52 Mighty Millhouse (Arkle)
  53 Mo Buacaillain Donn
  54 The Mountjoy Hotel
  55 Mr. Murphy's Tar-Macadam Highways
  56 Mother England
  57 Mrs. Hooligan's Christmas Cake
  58 Mrs. McHugh Has Up And Died
  59 The Murderer's Dog
  60 My Bonny Brown Boy
  61 The New Free Staters
  62 No Love No More
  63 Not A Star From The Flag Shall Fade
  64 Oh, Gentle Youth
  65 Old Erin In The Sea
  66 Oul Leather Britches
  67 Patrick Lynch's Boat
  68 The Patriot Game
  69 Pat And The Gangerman
  70 The Pawnshop
  71 Poem
  72 My Redheaded Mot From Ringsend
  73 The Ragman's Ball
  74 The River Sila
  75 The Rocks Of Bawn
  76 The Saint
  77 The Sea Around Us
  78 Sean O'Dwyer Of The Glen
  79 Sit Yeh Down And I'll Treat Yeh Decent
  80 The Sean Bean Boct
  81 Sleep, My Love
  82 Sliab Na Mban
  83 Smith Of Bristol
  84 The Sodding
  85 Song From The Backwoods
  86 The South Down Militia
  87 The Spinning Wheel Song
  88 There Came Three Jews
  89 Three Farmers From The North
  90 To Die For Ireland
  91 The Twangman's Revenge
  92 The Tip'rary Recruit
  93 Trust In Drink
  94 Walk, My Love
  95 The Waxie's Dargle
  96 The Wearing Of The Green
  97 When I'm Twenty
  98 Yeh Men Of Sweet Liberties Halls
  99 Young Johnny Is Mine
100 The Zoological Gardens


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Subject: Index: The Very Best Irish Songs & Ballads(Conway)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 24 Sep 08 - 07:24 PM

Pat Conway Presents The Very Best Irish Songs & Ballads        
Walton Manufacturing, Limited, 1999        
        
Volume 1        
57        Alice Benbolt
43        All For Me Grog
44        Auld Orange Flute, The
 6        Banks of My Own Lovely Lee,
61        Bard of Armagh, The
37        Black Is the Colour
 4        Boolavogue
38        Bucket of Mountain Dew, A
12        Bunch of Thyme, A
56        Butcher Boy, The
39        Come Back Paddy Reilly
41        Carrigdhoun
21        Cockles and Mussels
58        Courtin' in the Kitchen
45        Easy and Slow
50        Follow Me up to Carlow
17        Four Green Fields
48        Humour Is on Me Now, The
30        I Know My Love
36        I Know Where I'm Going
18        I'm a Rover
29        I Once Loved a Lass
27        Irish Rover, The
14        Juice of the Barley, The
62        Lanigan's Ball
53        Last Rose of Summer, The
54        Master McGrath
31        Matt Hyland
16        Minstrel Boy, The
 8        Mountains of Mourne, The
23        Muirsheen Durkin
34        My Cavan Girl
46        Nation Once Again, A
 5        Nightingale, The
15        O'Donnell Abu
19        Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore
19        Raglan Road
 2        Rare Ould Times, The
51        Rising of the Moon, The
26        Rose of Mooncoin, The
10        Rose of Tralee, The
 3        Sally Gardens, The
22        Shores of Amerikay, The
35        Sliabh Gallion Braes
20        Slievenamon
24        Spancil Hill
42        Teddy O'Neill
47        Waxies Dargle, The
64        West's Awake, The
60        Wild Colonial Boy, The
        
Volume 2        
16        Avondale
63        Banks of Claudy, The
54        Banna Strand
55        Big Strong Man (Sylvest)
59        Black Velvet Band, The
50        Boston Burglar, The
20        Bright Blue Rose
34        Carrickfergus
52        Castle of Dromore, The
45        Cliffs of Dooneen, The
44        Connemara Cradle Song
51        Croppy Boy, The
29        Curragh of Kildare, The
18        Dan O'Hara
36        Dicey Riley
48        Do You Want Your Old Lobby
58        Enniskillen Dragoon, The
24        From Clare to Here
61        Gay Galtee Mountains, The
 2        Grace
 4        Gypsy, The
41        Hills of Connemara, The
12        Hills of Kerry, The
31        Holy Ground, The
57        I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen
10        I'll Tell Me Ma
 5        Irish Molly O
43        James Connolly
46        Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye
27        Jug of Punch, The
39        Kelly of Killane
26        Little Beggarman, Thc
14        Lowlands Low, The
62        Maid of the Sweet Brown Knowe, The ...
15        Mary from Dungloe
42        Meeting of the Waters, The
30        Mermaid, The
37        My Singing Bird
 6        No Frontiers
53        Nova Scotia
60        Oft in the Stilly Night
17        Old Woman from Wexford, The
38        Peggy Gordon
 8        Red Rose Café
64        Rocks of Bawn, The
22        She Moved Through the Fair
11        Star of the County Down, The
19        Wearing of the Green, The
23        Whistling Gypsy, The
35        Wild Rover, The
        
Volume 3        
 5        Arthur McBride
38        Banks of the Roses, The
63        Believe Me If All Those
 6        Biddy Mulligan
64        Boys of Fairhill, The
60        Brennan on the Moor
61        Come to the Bower
53        Dying Rebel, The
35        Finnegan's Wake
57        Flower of Sweet Strabane, The
39        Foggy Dew, The
26        Gaiway Races, The
47        Galway Shawl, The
37        Harp that Once, The
27        Home Boys Home
24        Homes of Don egal, The
12        I Never Will Marry
34        Irish Soldier Laddie, The
51        Jolly Beggarman, The
 2        Katie
19        Leaving of Liverpool, The
14        Little Skillet Pot, The
15        Lough Sheelin Side
44        Love Is Teasing
17        Merry Ploughboy, The
45        Mrs. McGrath
 4        My Own Dear Galway Bay
20        Mystic Lipstick
46        New York Girls
50        Nora
41        Old Maid in a Garret
  8        Old Rustic Bridge by the Mill,
43        Only Our Rivers
31        Patriot Game, The
48        Queen of Connemara, The
18        Raggle-Taggic Gypsy, The
16        Red is the Rose
58        Reilly's Daughter
29        Roddy McCorley
30        Sam Hall
62        Sash Me Father Wore, The
59        Snowy-Breasted Pearl, The
10        Spanish Lady, The
55        Take Me up to Monto
42        Three Flowers, The
54        Three Lovely Lassies
11        Valley of Knockanure, The
22        Water Is Wide, The
52        When I Was Single
23        Whiskey in the Jar
        
Volume 4        
55        Bold Fenian Men, The
10        Bold O'Donoghue
61        Bonny Boy, The
57        Botany Bay
58        Bould Thady Quill
 8        Boys from the County Armagh, The
38        Crack Was Ninety, The
30        Danny Boy
21        Down by the Glenside
31        Down by the Liffeyside
15        Fields of Athenry, The
 5        Fiddlers Green
43        German Clockwinder, The
 3        Golden Jubilee, The
 6        Green Fields of France, The
39        Henry My Son
60        High Germany
45        Highland Paddy
24        Isle of Innisfree
63        Kerry Recruit, The
53        Lark in the Clear Air
42        Lark in the Morning, The
12        Look at the Coffin
16        Love Thee Dearest
47        Moonshiner, The
44        My Lovely Rose of Clare
26        Nancy Spain
41        Never Wed an Old Man
46        Ould Triangle, The
11        Paddy Works on the Railway
34        Patrick Was a Gentleman
54        Quare Bungle Rye
 4        RideOn
35        Rocky Road to Dublin, The
22        Rose of Allendale, The
51        Rosin the Bow
37        Sally Brown
64        Skibbereen
17        Song for Ireland
29        Sonny's Dream
48        Spinning Wheel, The
27        Stone Outside Dan Murphy's Door, The
18        Sweet Carniough Bay
20        Three Drunken Maidens
19        Three Score and Ten
23        Town of Ballybay, The
62        Twenty-One Years
50        Weile Waile
 2        When You Were Sweet Sixteen
14        Zoological Gardens, The


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Subject: Index: Songs of the County Down
From: Geoff Wallis
Date: 25 Sep 08 - 11:27 AM

Title: Songs of the County Down
Author: Boyce, Jackie
Contributor:   
Publisher: Ballyhay Books
Place of Publication: Donaghadee
Date of Publication: 2004
Number of Pages: 285
Binding Style: Hardback
Dimensions: 9.5 in.


Men of Down

Songs from the Bangor/Donaghadee area

Down, Down, Sweet County Down
Betsy Gray
The Twelve Lodges
Crawford's Burn
The Kinnegar
The Lovely Pink of Ballyhay
An American Dream

Songs from the Strangford Lough/Ards Peninsula area

The Beauty of the Ards
The Bright Orange Heroes of Comber
The Virtuous Girls of Joseph's Brig
Ballygowan
A Rustic Love Making
The Lovely Lass of Moneyrea
The Banks of Drumreagh
The Lovely Lass o' Creevy Ha'
Bessie Grey
Lough Cuan's Shore
Carrickmannon Lake
The Colonel's Retreat
Strangford Shore
The Fairy Review
David Brown's Farewell
A Wee Drop o' Auld Comber. Tam
John MacAnanty's Courtship
MacAnanty, Fairy King of Scrabo Hill
The Ballyboley Races
The Hare Murders
The Comber Maid
The Disappointment
The Hills of Carrowdore
The Cot on the Hill
James Porter of Greyabbey
The Flower of the County Down

Songs from the Ballynahinch/Dromore area

Porter for My Tay
The Nymph of the Lagan
The Ducks of Magheralin
Felix O'Neill
The Battle of Ballynahinch
Sweet Blooming Lassie o' Lovely Drumarrah
The True Lovers' Discussion
The Lass of the Falls
Forde's Desmesne
General Munroe
Castle of Dromore
Castle of Dromore 2
The Amazon
The Windin' Roads of Down
The Defence of Crossgar

Songs from the Banbridge area

Rathfriland on the Hill
Willie Archer
The Flower of Magherally O
The Boys in the Red and Black
The Banks of the Bann

Songs from the Carlingford Lough/The Mournes

As I Was Going to Newry
Newry Town
The Races at the Bridge of Mayo
The Maid of Mourne Shore
The Maids of the Mourne Shore
The Tinker and the Ass
John Mitchel
Killeavey's Pride
The Newry Transport
The Mountains o' Mourne
Up in the Mountains
The Jolly Sailor Man
The Blackbird of Mullaghmore
Walmsley's Shady Grove
The Hedges of County Down
The Newry Apprentice Boy
The Sailor
Dick McKnight's Farewell to Mourne
The Newry Highwayman
The Hills o' Mourne
The Next Market Day
The Muster of the North
Roger O'Hehir
Gra Geal Mo Chroí
Mourne Maggie O

Songs from the Newcastle/Castlewellan area

Dolly's Brae
The Dream of Dolly's Brae
The Battle of Dolly's Brae
Betty MacBlaine
The Murlough Shore
The Wreck of the Newcastle Fishermen
The Castlewellan Meeting

Songs from the Downpatrick area

Tom Tadger of Killyleagh Town
An Ardglass Boat Song
Goodbye tae Ardthole
Downshire Nanny
Legananny O
Jimmy Murphy
Sweet Portaferry
Sweet Portaferry 2
Lament for the Irish Emigrant

Miscellaneous songs

The Man from God Knows Where
Jack o' Dunleer
Sweet Nancy is the Girl for Me
Little Town in the Ould County Down
An Advice tae the Lasses I Will Gi'e
The Moving of the Furniture
The South Down Militia
The Lovely Flower of Banks of Nore
The Constant Sailor
Ah Jessy! Come into My Arms
I Feel for Hibernia
The Bonny Linen Weaver
The Nut-Bushes
The Bonny Lasses, O!
The Isle of the West
I Once Was a Maiden
Sweet Wedlock
Margaret Jane
The Hand Weaver and the Factory Maid
The Weaver and the Servant Maid
Erin go Bragh
The Maid of Ballydoo
The Emigrant's Farewell
The Friend in the Jug
My Jemmy is Returning
The Farewell
Ould 'Heel-Ball' You're Boozing Again
My Mother's Son Ne'er Was a Fleecher
O, The Honest Labour, O
The Battle of the Longstone
Paddy's Lamentation
O! Whiskey My Darlin'
Maggy
Fallen Boney
Because He Was Smarter Than Me
It's a Bad Thing Bousing
We Will Stop Where We Are
Wallace's Ale
The Dear Land of Freedom
We May and Might Never All Meet Here Again
The Old Woman's Advice
The Maid of Tullyquilly
The Parting Glass
The Parting Glass 2
Honest John (A Tale of 1798)


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Subject: Index: Walton's New Treasury of Irish Songs/Ballad
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 Sep 08 - 08:47 PM

These books have no music notation and no background notes and very little source information, but they have a lot of interesting songs.

Walton's New Treasury of Irish Songs and Ballads
Published by Walton's Musical Instrument Galleries, Publications Department, Dublin


Part 1, 1968 (192 pages)
    Aileen
    Anibran na bhFiann
    Angel's Whisper, The
    Annie Dear
    At Monaseed on a Summer's Morning

    Bard of Armagh, The
    Battle Eve of the Brigade, The
    Battle of Vinegar Hill, The
    Battle Hymn, A
    Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms
    Bells of Shandon, The
    Billy Byrne of Ballymanus
    Bold Fenian Men, The
    Bold Phelim Brady, The Bard of Armagh
    Bold Thady Quill ...
    Boolavogue ... ....
    Boston Burglar, The
    Boys from the County Armagh, The
    Boys from the County Mayo
    Boys of Kilkenny, The
    Boys of Wexford, The
    Brannigan's Pup
    Brian O'Lynn
    Bridget Donahue
    Bring Me a Shawl from Galway
    Bucket of the Mountain Dew, A
    Bumper of Good Liquor, A

    Carlow Maid, The
    Chimes of Cove are Pealing, The
    Cockles and Mussels
    Connemara Dan
    Coortin' in the Kitchen
    Cottage by the Lee
    Croppy Boy, The
    Croppy Boy, The (Ballad of '98)
    Cruiskeen Lawn

    Dance With Me
    Dan O'Hara
    Dark Rosaleen
    Dear Irish Boy, The
    Dear Old Ireland (Ireland, Boys, Hurrah)
    Doran's Ass
    Dry be That Tear

    Eileen Alannah
    Eileen Aroon
    Eileen O'Grady
    Eire
    Emmet, Lines by Robert
    Evelyn

    Fairy Boy, The
    Fairyland
    Farewell Ireland
    Felons of Our Laud, The
    Fenians of Cahirciveen, The
    Foggy Dew, The
    Forget Not the Field
    Forgive, But Don't Forget

    Garden Where the Praties Grow, The
    Gille Mo Chree
    Girl from Donegal, The
    Glenswilly
    God Save Ireland
    Green Were the Fields

    Harp That Once, The
    Haste to the Wedding
    He Came from the North
    Hello Patsy Fagan
    Henry Joy McCracken
    Hero of Ballinacrazy, The
    How Dear to Me the Hour
    Humour Is On Me Now, The

    I Don't Mind If I Do
    I Know My Love
    I Love My Love in the Morning
    I'm Sitting on the Stile, Mary
    In Dublin's Fair City
    I Once Loved a Boy
    Ireland, or the Thirty-Two Counties
    Ireland Over All
    I Was Told by My Aunt

    Jackets Green, The
    Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye

    Kathleen Mavourneen
    Kathleen O'More
    Kelly of Killane

    Lament of the Irish Emigrant, The
    Lannigan's Ball
    Lark in the Clear Air, The
    Larry McHale
    Last Rose of Summer, 'Tis the
    Let Him Go, Let Him Tarry
    Let Me Carry Your Cross for Ireland, Lord
    Lines by Robert Emmet
    Little Mary Cassidy
    Love Thee Dearest
    Lovely Derry on the Banks of the Foyle
    Love Wand'ring Through the Golden Maze
    Low-Backed Car, The

    Maggie Murphy's Home
    Maire, My Girl
    Man from Galway, The
    Maureen Bawn
    Meeting of the Waters, The
    Memory of the Dead, The
    Men of the West, The
    Michael Dwyer
    Miller's Daughter, The
    Minstrel Boy, The
    Molly Bawn
    Molly Ma Sthore
    Moon Behind the Hill, The
    Moonlight in Mayo, When It's
    "Mrs. McGrath", the Sergeant Said
    Mush, Mush
    My Kathleen
    My Dublin Bay
    My Mother Dear
    McCracken, Henry Joy
    McSorley's Twins

    Nation Once Again, A
    Nell Flaherty's Drake
    Never Despair, Boys! Never Despair
    Night Was Still, The

    O'Donnell Abu
    Oft in the Stilly Night
    Old Bog Road
    Old Fenian Gun, The
    Old Turf Fire, The
    Ould Orange Flute, The
    Ould Stone Wall, The

    Peeler and the Goat, The
    Potteen, Good Luck to Ye, Dear
    Prison Grave of Kevin Barry, The
    Purty Molly Brallaghan

    Rakes of Mallow, The
    Rebel's Sermon, The
    Rich and Rare
    Rising of the Moon, The
    Rory O'More
    Rose of Tralee, The

    Savourneen Deelish
    Shall My Soul Pass Thro' Old Ireland
    Shanahan's Old Shebeen
    Shake Hands With Your Uncle Dan
    She Is Far from the Land
    Shule Agra
    Shule Aroon
    Snowy-Breasted Pearl, The
    Soggarth, Aroon
    Soldier's Song, A
    South Down Militia
    Star of Donegal, The
    Star of Slane, The
    Step Together
    Stone Outside Dan Murphy's Door
    Sup of Good Whiskey, A
    Sweet Babe, A Golden Cradle Holds Thee
    Sweet Seducer

    Teaching McFadden to Waltz
    Teddy O'Neale
    Terence's Farewell
    Thank You Ma'am Says Dan
    Three-Coloured Ribbon, The
    Tim Finnegan's Wake
    Time I've Lost in Wooing, The
    'Tis the Last Rose of Summer
    Turfman from Ardee, The

    Wake in Kildare, The
    Wearing of the Green, The (Old Version)
    Wearing of the Green, The
    Welcome, The
    West's Asleep, The
    Whack, Fol the Diddle
    When It's Moonlight in Mayo
    When Shall the Day Break in Erin
    Willy Reilly
    Wind that Shakes the Barley, The

    Young Kate of Kilcummer

Part 2, 1966 (192 pages)
    Aghadoe
    Agricultural Irish Girl, The
    An Irishman's Dream of Home
    Are You There, Moriarity?
    Avenging and Bright

    Ballymaquilty Band, The
    Banks of Claudy
    Bantry Bay
    Barney Brallaghan's Courtship
    Barney Hare
    Battle of the Boyne, The
    Bay of Dublin, O
    Biddy Mulligan
    Blacksmith of Limerick, The
    Blarney Roses, The
    Bold Fenian Men
    Bold Robert Emmet
    Bonny Bunch of Roses, The
    Brennan on the Moor
    Bright Sun! Before Whose Glorious Ray
    Brothers, The Henry and John Sheares
    Bumper Squire Jones

    Clare's Dragoons
    Colleen Bawn, The
    Come with Me Over the Mountain
    Connemara Cradle Song
    Could I But Hear
    County Tyrone

    Dawning of the Day, The
    Dear Oul' Dublin
    Devil and the Bailiff, The
    Dingle Puck Goat, The
    Down by the Glenside
    Down by the Liffey Side
    Down by the Sally Gardens
    Down by the Tanyard Side
    Dying Rebel, The

    Eileen McManus
    Eily Mavourneen
    Exile of Erin, The
    Exile's Farewell, The

    Fairy Lullaby, The
    Faith of Our Fathers
    Fly Not Yet
    Fontenoy, 1745
    For the Green

    Galway Bay
    Garden Where the Praties Grow, The
    Garryowen
    Girl I Left Behind, The
    Goodbye Johnny
    Goodbye Mick
    Good Roaring Fire, A
    Green Hills of Holy Ireland, The
    Green Little Shamrock, The

    Has Sorrow Thy Young Days Shaded
    Hat My Father Wore, The
    Heart Bowed Down, The
    Heaven Around Galway Bay, It's
    Hills of Connemara, The
    Homes of Donegal, The

    If I Were a Blackbird
    If You Will Marry Me
    I Know Where I'm Going
    I'll Forgive but I'll Never Forget
    I Love the Lee
    I'll Remember You, Love, in My Prayers
    I'm a Man You Don't Meet Everyday
    I'm Very Happy Where I Am
    In a Shady Nook One Moonlight Night
    Inniskillen Dragoon, The
    In the Sweet Lovely Vale of Adare
    Ireland's 32
    Irish Jaunting Car, The
    Irishman's Dream of Home, An
    Irish Rover, The
    I Saw from the Beach
    It's Heaven Around Galway Bay

    Johnnie Dunlea
    Johnny
    Johnston's Motor Car
    Jug of Punch, The

    Katey's Letter
    Kelly, Burke and Shea
    Kerry Dance, The
    Kerry Long Ago
    Kevin Barry
    Kitty of Coleraine
    Kitty Neil

    Lake of Coolfin, The
    Lay Him Away O'er the Hillside
    Lay His Sword by His Side
    Let Erin Remember
    Let Mr. McGuire Sit Down
    Let the Toast Pass
    Little Four Leafed Shamrock from Glenore, The
    Little Old Mud Cabin on the Hill, The
    Little White Cross, The
    Love's Old Sweet Song
    Lowlands of Holland, The

    Maid of the Sweet Brown Knowe, The
    Manchester Martyrs, The
    Master McGrath
    Mickey Hickey
    Mick McGilligan's Daughter
    Moonshiner, The
    Mountains of Pomeroy, The
    My Auld Skillara Hat
    My Hometown in County Mayo
    My Land
    My Mary of the Curling Hair
    My Pretty Girl Milking the Cow
    Mo Cailin Deas Cruidhte na mBo
    My Singing Bird

    Ned of the Hill
    Night Before Larry was Stretched, The
    Nora Creina
    Norah, The Pride of Kildare
    Noreen Bawn
    Night Thought, A

    O Bay of Dublin
    Oh Breathe Not His Name
    Oh I'm Not Myself At All
    Oh Steer My Barque to Erin's Isle
    Old Irish Song, The
    Old Leather Breeches . . . .
    Old Skibbereen
    On the Green Hills of Ulster

    Palatine's Daughter, The
    Patrick Sheehan (The Glen of Aherlow)
    Pat Molloy
    Peggy O'Dea Came to Mullinalee, When
    Pretty Girl Milking the Cow, My
    Pretty Little Galway Girl
    Put More Turf on the Fire

    Reilly's Daughter
    Road to Bandon, The
    Rody McCorley
    Rory of the Hill
    Rose of Aranmore, The
    Rose of Mooncoin

    Shan Van Vocht, The
    Shawl of Galway Grey, A
    Sheares, Henry and John, The Brothers (Lady Wilde)
    Sheehan, Patrick (The Glen of Aherlow)
    Silvery Lee, The
    Sittin' on the Bridge Below the Town
    Skillara Hat, My Auld
    Slievenamon
    Songs of Our Land
    Songs of Our Fathers, The
    Song of O'Rourke, Prince of Breffni, The
    Spanish Lady
    Spinning Wheel, The
    St. Patrick's Day
    Star of the County Down, The

    Those Evening Bells
    Thou Art Not Conquered Yet
    Three Flowers, The
    Three Lovely Lassies in Bannion
    Tipperary
    Tipperary So Far Away
    To God and Ireland True
    Twenty Men from Dublin Town

    What Will You Do, Love
    When He Who Adores Thee
    When Lovely Woman
    When Peggy O'Dea Came to Mullinalee
    Whistling Thief, The
    White Cockcade, The
    Widow Malone
    Wild Colonial Boy, The
    *Women Are Worse than the Men, The


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Subject: Index: A Little Bit of Heaven(Irish-American Anth)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 Sep 08 - 10:30 PM

A Little Bit of Heaven: An Irish-American Anthology
Edited by Sean McMahon
Mercier Press, Cork, 1999
Paperback 176 pages


1. The Irish Emigrant
The Irish Emigrant (Lady Dufferin)
Teddy O'Neale (James Gaspard Maedar)
Shores of Amerikay, Anon
The Moon Behind the Hill (William Kenneally)
Goodbye, Mursheen Durkin, Anon
Ireland — A Seaside Portrait (John James Piatt)
Off to Philadelphia, Anon
The Old Bog Road (Teresa Brayton)
The Emigrant's Letter (Percy French)
An Irish Mother (Percy French)
Goodbye, Mick, Anon

2. A Little Bit of Heaven
Kathleen Mavourneen (Julia Crawford)
Killarney (Edmund Falconer)
The Exile's Devotion (Thomas D'Arcy McGee)
Come Back to Erin (Claribel)
The Exile's Return (John Locke)
Danny Boy (Fred E. Weatherly)
I'll take You Home Again, Kathleen (Thomas P. Westendorf)
The Shamrock (Maurice Francis Egan)
Mr. Dooley on Irish Christmasses (Finley Peter Dunne)
A Little Bit of Heaven (J. Keirn Brennan)
Mother Machree (Rida Johnson Young)
Ireland in America (Alice Furlong)
'Twas Only an Irishman's Dream (John J. O'Brien and Al Dubin)

3. When McGuiness Gets a Job
When McGuiness Gets a Job, Anon
Drill, Ye Tarriers, Drill, Anon
The Hod-Carriers' Song, Anon
Paddy on the Canal, Anon
The Boston Burglar, Anon

4. Wakes and Weddings and Every County Ball
Mick McGilligan's Ball, Anon
If You're Irish, Come into the Parlour (Shaun Glenville and Frank Miller)
The Maguires (Edward Harrigan)
Lannigan's Ball, Anon
Teaching McFadden to Waltz, Anon
McCarthy's Party, Anon
Finnegan's Wake, Anon
Macnamara's Band (John J. Stamford)

5. The Fighting Race
The Wearing of the Green (Dion Boucicault)
The Celts (Thomas D'Arcy McGee)
Irish Astronomy ('Private Myles O'Reilly')
When Johnny Comes Marching Home ('Louis Lambert')
The Croppy Boy ('Carroll Malone')
A Savage (John Boyle O'Reilly)
The Fighting Race (J. L C. Clarke)
The General's Death (Joseph O'Connor)
The Fenian Man o'War, Anon
Come to the Bower, Anon
Mush, Mush, Anon
'Throw Him Down, McCloskey'( John W. Kelly)
A Challenge (John L. Sullivan)
Clancy Lowered the Boom, Anon

6. My Irish Molly, O
Molly Bawn (Samuel Lover)
Molly Brallaghan, Anon
Colleen Dbas Cruthen na Moe (Dion Boucicault)
The Rose of Tralee (William P. Mulchinock)
Bridget Donahue (Johnny Patterson)
My Wild Irish Rose (Chauncey Olcott)
Little Annie Rooney (Michael Nolan)
Macushla (Josephine V. Rowe)
My Irish Molly, O (Billy Jerome)
Peggy O'Neill (V. Pearse, E. C. Nelson and Gilbert Dodge)

7. On Stage, Everybody!
Barney Brallaghan's Courtship (Peter K. Moran)
Dear Old Donegal (Johnny Patterson)
The Donevans (Edward Harrigan)
The Mulligan Guard (Edward Harrigan)
'Who Threw the Overalls in Mistress Murphy's Chowder? (George L. Geifer)
Down Went McGinty (Joseph Flynn)
Harrigan (George M. Cohan)
If We Only Had Old Ireland Over Here, Anon

8. A Great Day for the Irish
Maggie Murphy's Home (Edward Harrigan)
Muldoon, the Solid Man (Edward Harrigan)
The Band Played On (John F. Palmer)
Casey at the Bat (Ernest Lawrence Thayer)
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling (Chauncey Olcott and George Graff)
It's a Great Day for the Irish (Roger Edens)

Biographical Index
Index of Poems
Index of First Lines
Selected Bibliography
Acknowledgements


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Subject: Index: Songs of Belfast (Hammond)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 26 Sep 08 - 12:40 AM

Title: Songs of Belfast
Editor: Hammond, David
Publisher: Mercier
Place of Publication: Dublin
Date of Publication: 1986
Original Date of Publication: 1978 (Gilbert Dalton)
Number of Pages: 63 p.
Binding Style: Paperback
Dimensions: 7.5 in.

Contents:
Children playing
Johnny Todd
Green Gravel
Five O'clock Is Striking
My Aunt Jane
The Wee Falorie Man
The May Queen
Poor Toby Is Dead
I Once Had A Granny
I'll Tell My Ma
Fair Rosa

The Linen Mills
You Might Easy Know A Doffer
The Rovers Meet The Winders
Fan-A-Winnow
The Doffing Mistress

Sailor Men
The Titanic
The Cruise Of The Calibar
My Fine Sailor Boy

Soldier Men
The Gallant Forty-Twa
Majuba Hill
The South Down Militia

Working Men
The Scavengers' Brigade
The Labour Boroo
The Shankill Boozers
A Trace Boy On Ligoniel Hill

Songs Of Love
An Unknown Immortal
All Round The Loney-O
Mary Of Sweet Belfast Town
I Wish I Was A Maid Again
The Dark-Eyed Gypsy
Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go?
The Ballad Of William Bloat

An Exile's Reflection
Ballad To A Traditional Refrain

Melodies included for most songs.


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Subject: Index: Famous Irish Songs (Woods/Kohl)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 26 Sep 08 - 12:59 AM

Famous Irish Songs
Editors: A. Woods and S. Köhl (both are from Munich, and the book looks German)
Publisher: Bergh Publishing, Inc., New York, 1989, 1991
Paperback, 179 pages (70 songs)
Melody notation included for most songs

Contents:
Drinking Songs
The Cruiskeen Lawn
The Moonshiner

Ballads
Barney Brallaghan's Courtship
Cockles And Mussels
Dan O'Hara
Has Sorrow Thy Young Days Shaded
Kate Kearney
Katey's Letter
Kitty Of Coleraine
Love Is Pleasin'
Love's Young Dream
Molly Brallaghan
Mother Machree
Norah, The Pride Of Kildare
Noreen Bawn
Rory O'More
Saint Patrick Was A Gentleman
Savourneen Deelish
Teddy O'Neale
The Angels' Whisper
The Boys From The County Armagh
The Irish Emigrant
The Last Rose Of Summer
The Low Back'd Car
The Young May Moon
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
Widow Machree

Love Songs
Barney O'Hea
Believe Me lf All Those Endearing Young Charms
Develish Mary
I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen
Kate O'Shane
Kathleen Mavourneen
Molly Bawn
Robin Adair
Sweet Rosie O'Grady
Terence's Farewell To Kathleen
The Girl I Left Behind Me
The Rose Of Tralee
The Snowy-Breasted Pearl
Treat My Daughter Kindly

Patriotic Songs
A Nation Once Again
Let Erin Remember The Days Of Old
National Anthem
Oft In The Stilly Night
Slievenamon
The Harp That Once
The Minstrel Boy
The Wearin' o' The Green

Songs of Home
A Little Bit Of Heaven
Barney Take Me Home Again
Come Back To Erin
Daughters Of Erin
Dear Old Ireland
Dublin Bay
Homes Of Donegal
In County Clare
Killarney
My Wild Irish Rose
Oh! Erin Dear
Oh! Steer My Barque To Erin's Isle
Rosin The Bow
Sprig Of Shillelah
St. Patrick's Day
That's An Irish Lullaby
The Dear Little Shamrock
The Kerry Dance
The Meeting Of The Waters
There's A Heart In Old Ireland
The Rose Of Aranmore


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Subject: RE: Irish Songbook Index PermaThread
From: Wolfgang
Date: 26 Sep 08 - 06:46 AM

The following book comes with tunes (if known) and notes and pictures in addition to the lyrics of the songs. Some of the entries are tunes. The order of the tunes and songs is temporal (following the events, and disregarding when they have been penned).

Wolfgang

Terry Moylan (Ed.)
The Age of Revolution in the Irish Song Tradition
1776 to 1815

A '98 march
Advice to Paddy
An 'Croppy lie down'
An Gunnadóir Mac Aiodh
An Spailpín Fánach
Arbour Hill
Athchuimhniú at Ninety-Eight
Bagenal Harvey's farwell
Barrosa plains
Bás an Chroppí
Betsy Gray
Billy Byrne of Ballymanus
Bold McDermott Roe
Bold Robert Emmet
Bonaparte's defeat
Bonaparte's farewell
Bonaparte's grand march
Bonaparte's retreat
Boolavogue
BualadhRos Mhic Thriúin
By memory inspired
Captain Doorley and the Boyne
Captain Dwyer ("Draw nigh ye sons of liberty...")
Captain Fowler
Cath Béal a' Mhuige Shalaigh
Cockledemoy or the French invasion
Corney is coming
Croppies lie down
Defenders' song
Dialogue between Orange and Croppy
Do as they do in France
Down on your knees
Dublin after the Union
Dunlavin green
Éamonn Paor Baile Uí Gháighín
Edward (not the Child song)
Emmet's farewell
Erin go bray (not: bragh)
Erin the green
Faithless Bony
Fallen Boney
Father Murphy (different from the know Boolavogue song above)
Favourite march of the Irish volunteers
Fireball MacNamara's address to his pistols
Freedom triumphant
General Munroe
General Munroe's lamentation
General wonder
George Reilly who fought at Port Royal Bay
Green upon the cape
he carmagnoles
he glorious exertion of man
Henry Downs
Henry Joy ("An Ulster man I am proud...)
Henry Joy McCracken ("Come all you Belfast people...")
Henry Joy McCracken ("It was on Belast mountain...")
Henry Munroe
Here's a chorus
Hevey's mare
I am Napoleon Bonaparte
Ierne United
In Collon I was taken
Ireland's glory
Jemmy O'Brien's minuet
Kelly of Killann
Lady Connolly
Lament for Father Murphy
Laurel hill
Little Jimmy Murphy
Lord Cornwallis
Madam Bonaparte
Maidin Luan Chincíse
Man is free by nature
McCracken's ghost (It was night when the moon...")
McKenna's dream
Michael Dwyer ("At lenght brave Michael Dwyer...")
Michael Dwyer ("Have you heard of Michael Dwyer...")
Michael Dwyer's lament
Mrs. McGrath
My Emmet's no more
Napoleon Bonaparte
Napoleon Bonaparte's farewell to Paris
Napoleon crosing the Rhine
Napoleon is the boy for kicking up a row
Napoleon's dream
Napoleon's lamentation
Nelson's victory
Ninety-eight
Ó Bhean an Tí
Oh! Breath not his name
Oliver's advice
Paddy's advice
Paíd O'Donoghue
Plant, plant the tree
Préachan Chill Chainnigh
Ráiteachas na Tairngreacht
Requiem for the Croppies
Rodney's glory
Rody MacCorley ("Ho see the fleet-foot...")
Rody McCorley ("Come tender-hearted Christians...")
Rouse Hibernians
Saoirse
Savourneen Deelish
Scéal do Réab mo Chroí Ionam
She is far from the land
Sliabh na mBan ("eep the great departed...")
Sliabh na mBan (Gaelic)
Slievenamon ("Two thousand men for Ireland...")
Sweet County Wexford
The Ballyshannon lane
The banished defender
The banks of the Nile
The Bantry girl's lament
The battle of Kilcumney
The battle of Vinegar Hill
The Blarismoor tragedy
The bold Belfast shoemaker
The bonny bunch of roses
The bonny light horseman
The boys of Mullaghbawn
The boys of Wexford (a variant to the above with the same chorus but different lyrics after the first verse)
The boys of Wexford
The brothers John and Henry Sheares
The burial of Sir John Moore
The cow ate the piper
The Croppies' march (two different tunes)
The Croppies' march
The Croppy boy ("God men and true in this house...")
The Croppy boy ("It was early, early in the spring...")
The Croppy boy (a tune)
The dead Croppy
The death of Stalker Wallis (two different tunes)
The death of Stalker Wallis
The downfall of Paris
The Dungannon convention
The dying rebel
The Exile of Erin
The exiled Irishman's lamentation
The Frenchmen
The game of cards (not the English of the same title)
The grand conversation on Napoleon
The grand conversation under the rose
The grave of Wolfe Tone
the green cockade
The green flag
The green linet
The groves of Blackpool
The Isle of Saint Helena The Kinnegard slashers
The lamentation of Patrick Brady
The major
The man from God-knows-where
The mantle so green
The memory of the dead
The men of the West
The mountain men
The new Granuwale
The old grey mare
The Orange Yeomanry of '98
The Orangeman's apology
The patriot mother
The pikeman
The plains of Waterloo ("As I roved out on a fine summer's morning...")
The plains of Waterloo ("Come all ye loyal lovers...")
The plains of Waterloo ("It being on the eight of June...")
The plains of Waterloo ("Oh come all you fair young lovers...")
The rambler from Clare
The rebellion of 1798
The repeal of the Union
The rights of man (a song)
The rights of man (a tune)
The rising of the moon
The Rover
The royal eagle
The Salamanca reel
The Saratoga hornpipe
The shamrock cockade
The Shan van Vocht
The sheepfold
The social thistle and the Shamrock
The soldier boy
The song of Prosperous
The song of volunteers
The Spanish volunteer
The swinish multitude
The three flowers
The troubles
The Union is welcome to Ireland
The Union
The wake of William Orr
The wearing of the green ("Farewell I must leave thee...")
The wearing of the green ("O Paddy dear and did you hear...")
The wearing of the green (I met with Napper Tandy...")
The West's aslep
The Wexford insurgent
The wheels of the world
The wind that shakes the barley
The wounded hussar
To your tents o Erins
Twenty men from Dublin town
Unite and be free
Up
Waterloo (tune)
Watty Grimes
When he who adores thee
Whiskey you're the devil
Who killed Cock Robin?
Ye sons of old Ireland


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Subject: RE: Irish Songbook Index PermaThread
From: Newport Boy
Date: 27 Sep 08 - 01:35 PM

I have 3 paperbacks which don't seem to be included anywhere above. All published by Mercier, and I have the 1968 Editions.

The First Book of Irish Ballads - Daniel D O'Keefe, with notes and music by James N Healy.

The Second Book of Irish Ballads - James N Healy

Ballads from the Pubs of Ireland - James N Healy

Are these covered somewhere? Or should I go ahead and index them.

Phil
    Please do, Phil. When you're done, I'll post the third book of Irish ballads - so leave a blank message for me after book two.
    -Joe-


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Subject: Index: The Irish Pub Songbook (Loesberg/Ossian)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 Sep 08 - 07:36 PM

The Irish Pub Songbook
Editor: John Loesberg
published: 1993, Ossian Publications, Cork
paperback, 55 pages, 36 songs

12 A Bunch of Thyme
39 All for me Grog
  8 Black Velvet Band (The)
53 Bog Down in the Valley-O) (The)
55 Parting Glass (The)
  6 Danny Boy
36 Dicey Reilly
54 Dirty Old Town
44 Do You Want Your Old Lobby Washed Down?
46 Fields of Athenry (The)
40 Finnegan's Wake
17 Galway Bay
28 German Clockwinder (The)
  7 Hills of Connemara (The)
  9 I Never Will Marry
37 I'm a Rover and Seldom Sober
34 Johnny Jump Up
  5 Jug of Punch (The)
50 Leaving of Liverpool (The)
18 Monto
42 Mother Machree
52 Nora
14 Old Bog Road (The)
16 Old Triangle (The)
51 Cliffs of Dooneen (The)
32 Quare Bungle Rye
10 Rare Oul' Times (The)
24 Real Old Mountain Dew (The)
22 Rose of Tralee (The)
26 Spancil Hill
48 Stone Outside Dan Murphy's Door (The)
13 Twenty-One Years
20 Waxies' Dargle (The)
30 Whiskey in the Jar
23 Wild Rover (The)
38 Will You Go, Lassie, Go?


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Subject: Index: Songs & Ballads of Ireland
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 Sep 08 - 07:48 PM

Songs & Ballads of Ireland
Editor: John Loesberg
published: 1993, Ossian Publications, Cork
paperback, 55 pages, 40 songs

19        Avondale
  7        Bantry Girls' Lament (The)
52        Bard of Armagh (The)
  6        Blacksmith (The)
27        Castle of Dromore (The)
  5        Cliffs of Dooneen (The)
18        Danny Boy
  8        Fields of Athenry (The)
26        Gaiway Bay
46        Glendalough Saint (The)
32        Handsome Sally
54        Holy Ground (The)
22        I Know Where I'm Going
13        If I Was a Blackbird
17        In Dublin's Fair City
55        Jug of Punch (The)
42        Lanigan's Ball
50        Meeting of the Waters (The)
44        Moorlough Mary
16        My Johnny Was a Shoemaker
28        My Lagan Love
23        My Love's an Arbutus
39        My Singing Bird
29        Old Woman From Wexford
36        Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore
11        Peggy Gordon
38        Raggle Taggle Gypsies (The)
14        Rare Oul' Times (The)
34        Red is the Rose
33        Reilly's Daughter
40        Rose of Mooncoin (The)
51        She Moved Through the Fair
24        Skillet Pot (The)
10        Spancil Hill
12        Spanish Lady (The)
30        Star of the County Down (The)
35        Sweet Carnloch Bay
21        Twenty-One Years
39        Well Below the Valley (The)
20        Where My Eileen is Waiting


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Subject: Index: Songs of Dublin (Harte)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 Sep 08 - 07:59 PM

Songs of Dublin
Editor: Frank Harte
Originally published in 1978 by Gilbert Dalton, Dublin
published: 1993, Ossian Publications, Cork
paperback, 90 pages, 44 songs

10        Biddy Mulligan
12        Molly Malone
13        Down by the Liffeyside
14        Raglan Road
16        The Cruise of the Calabar
18        Dicey Riley
20        Arkle
22        Do You Remember, Jem?
24        Miss Brown
25        Red Roses for Me
26        The Finding of Moses
28        Finnegan's Wake
30        Henry, My Son
32        Dublin City 1913
34        George's Quay
36        The Limb of the Law
38        The Night Before Larry was Stretched
41        My Love came to Dublin
42        The Ragman's Ball
44        The Twangman
46        The Row in the Town
48        The Spanish Lady
50        Ye Men of Sweet Liberties
52        Whack Fol De Diddle
54        The Oul' Triangle
55        Young Emmet
56        Three Lovely Lasses from Kimmage
58        The Dublin Jack of All Trades
60        Monto
62        Sergeant William Bailey
64        Get me Down my Petticoat
66        Zoological Gardens
68        Dublin in my Tears
70        The Foggy Dew
72        When Margaret was Eleven
74        Building Up and Tearing England Down
76        Dublin in the Rare Oul' Times
78        The Maid of Cabra West
80        The Brown and Yellow Ale
82        James Connolly
84        Kilmainham Goal, Easter 1991
86        Easy and Slow
87        Dublin Made Me
88        The Charladies' Ball


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Subject: Index: The Songs of Percy French (Healy)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 Sep 08 - 08:49 PM

The Songs of Percy French
Editor: James N. Healy
Publisher: Ossian Publications, Cork, 1996
Paperback, 80 pages, 44 songs

1. Abdulla Bulbul Ameer (page 9)
Written in 1877, it is the earliest recorded song by Percy French. Composed for a 'smoking concert' while a student at Trinity, he sold it to an unscrupulous publisher for £5. Later it became very popular, and the names of others appeared as author, but French never drew a ha'penny in royalties. This is the original version.
2. Sweet Marie (page 10)
Written as a 'take off' of a popular American tune, it nevertheless is redolent of French's youth in the west of Ireland, and like the song following breathes the spirit of the Irish 'Point- to-Point' races.
3. Rafferty's Racin' Mare (page 12)
Another lively song about an Irish race-meeting.
4. The Hoodoo (page 14)
The 'Nigger Minstrel' shows were enjoying a period of great popularity in French's early days. In his own district, and later with a troupe called 'The Kinniepottle Komics' in Cavan, he took part in the craze. This number was in later years used in a London show.
5. The Oklahoma Rose (page 15)
Written in 1910, but also harking back to the 'Blackface' days. The banjo, associated with such troupes, was the instrument French used to accompany himself.
6. Phil the Fluther's Ball (page 17)
A product of Cavan days: an early song and one of the liveliest and best. 'Phil' was a real character on the Leitrim-Sligo border who gave parties in his home in an attempt to pay the rent.
7. Come Back Paddy Reilly (page 18)
Written in 1912, but really a memory of his days in Cavan. Paddy Reilly also was a real life person who had left his home town of Ballyjamesduff to go abroad. A splendid song in any context.
8. Shlathery's Mounted Fut (page 20)
The idea of a national Irish Army emerging (as it did thirty years after this song was written in 1889) would have been thought unlikely, to say the least, in French's day, especially in the society to which he naturally belonged; but he himself was not political, and he shared a mutual respect with the country people about whom he wrote. So there was nothing derogatory in his mind when writing about 'Shiathery' — it is purely a comic song of great life and spirit.
9. Andy McElroe (page 22)
While, as said, a national army was not envisaged at the time many Irishmen joined the existing British army and served abroad. Andy was one of several such in Percy's songs — a 'hero' out for divilment who was sure to strike terror into the heart of any foe. 'J. Ross' his collaborator was Sir John Ross. It was, in 1888, French's first song to be published after 'Abdulla Bulbul Ameer'.
10. Fighting McGuire (page 24)
French obviously did not like bullies or windbags. McGuire is one such who is taught a lesson. The tune was lost until about twenty years ago when it was found in the British Museum.
11. The Girl on a Big Black Mare (page 26)
An apparently straightforward love song tempered by the logic of the last few lines.
12. Mat Hannigan's Aunt (page 26)
Written in 1892 for a topical review called Dublin—Up-to-Date which he performed with Richard Orpen, later an architect, and Orpen's younger brother William, who was to become famous as a painter, and be knighted.
13. Little Brigid Flynn (page 28)
A charming number with a plaintive tune on one of French's favourite song themes — the prospective suitor sighing in a wryly-comic way about the bride he would like to have: effective because he never over-lapsed into sentiment — there was always a twinkle in the eye.
14. Mick's Hotel (page 29)
One of the few occasions when French satirised in genuine anger — written after he had been overcharged for very poor service in an hotel while on his travels through Ireland. However, he would never reveal the name, or location, of the offending hostelry!
15. The Mountains of Mourne (page 31)
Probably Percy French's most famous song. It has been sung, and parodied, thousands of times, but still retains its original charm. He wrote it one clear day in 1896 when the Mourne Mountains were visible on the horizon from the Hill of Howth, and sent the lyric to Collisson on the back of a postcard.
16. When Erin Wakes (page 33)
The naïve side of Percy's nature. He saw nothing contradictory in writing this apparently patriotic song in 1900, and in the same year writing another welcoming King Edward to Ireland most effusively! It proved nothing except he loved Ireland and wished the country well on all counts.
17. McBreen's Heifer (page 34)
Again one of the very best songs, with a typical Irish countryside situation. Should Jamesy take the good-looking daughter on her own, or take the ugly one with a heifer thrown in? In the end he took too long to make up his mind.
18. The Fortunes of Finnegan (page 35)
Finnegan was one of those tough, enduring Irishmen for whom French showed cautious respect. The date of the song is uncertain, but it was written in collaboration with Collisson for one of their London concert seasons.
19. Mulligan's Masquerade (page 37)
The song, of good-natured chaos at an Irish country party, may have been based on the memory of a real occasion: at any rate I have been to some like it! There are similar songs by other authors, such as 'The Tipperary Christening', 'McCarthy's Party', and even 'Lannigans Ball'.
20. The Night that Miss Cooney Eloped (page 39)
Percy French first performed this number at a concert in the midlands, and was surprised when almost the entire front row walked out: but even more so at the hysterical laughter and cheers with which the rest of the audience greeted his efforts. What he did not know was that those who departed were the local Cooney family, big wigs in their own minds, who had lately endured an almost identical trauma to that described in the song. In fact he had never heard of them before, and had written about an imaginary situation.
21. Drumcolliher (page 41)
Based on an older ballad called 'Kildorrery'. Drumcolliher is to the east, and Kildorrery
about equidistant to the west, from Charleville.
22. Jim Wheelahan's Automobeel (page 43)
'Automobiles', as motor cars were known in early days, were a new wonder in French's time, and regarded with some distrust. They were rare objects but were beginning to make their noisy presence heard on roads which had formerly been quiet byways. French seemed to mistrust things mechanical as will be seen in some of the later songs.
23. 'Are Ye Right There, Michael?' (page 45)
Again one of the gems of Percy French songwriting, based on a genuine incident. The train carrying him from Ennis to Kilkee broke down and he was late for the concert. This was in 1897; French took an action for 'loss of profits', was awarded £10 and the company lost an appeal. The song came out in 1902 and although the company contemplated a libel action they wisely thought better of it. They had had enough.
24. Eileen Oge (page 46)
Again, one of Percy's best songs on the locale nearest his heart — the countryside of his beloved west of Ireland. Ruefully and comically he presents the story of the disappointed suitor.
25. Donegan's Daughter (page 48)
A first-class number which, strangely, is not heard as often as some of the others. Donegan's daughter from the 'States' is not, as glamorous as at first appeared.
26. Father O'Callaghan (page 50)
Collisson, a Protestant clergyman, had many friends among the Catholic priesthood and he asked French to write some verses so that he could set them to music as a tribute to one of his priest friends.
27. Maguire's Motor Bike (page 52)
Again, we hear of French's mistrust of anything mechanical, particularly those noisy two- wheeled machines which continue to be a curse and potential danger on our roads today. The bike was all right in the end, but Maguire was buried beside it!
28. Phistlin' Phil McHugh (page 54)
A charming number which, like 'Donegan's Daughter', is not as frequently heard as some of the others. Phil was a typical French rover who came home to roost in the end.
29. No More of Yer Golfin' for Me (page 55)
French was no bad sportsman, but could never understand people being so anxious about winning. The fascination of golf was, however, a mystery to him.
30. The Darlin' Girl from Clare (page 57)
The county of Clare was one of Percy's happiest hunting grounds and he performed at Kilkee whenever he could, using the occasion to make water-colours in the wonderfully clear air of the area. 'The Darlin' Girl' is a charming song. He made a ladies' version for his singing partner of later years, May Laffan.
31. Pretendy Land (page 59)
Written in 1907 for Noah's Ark, a Christmas fairy play with music by J. A. Robertson. It reflects the love of children which French exhibited so strongly with his own family, and which has been reflected back to him by them through all the years since.
32. Mrs Brady (page 60)
Composed for a London concert season, and which Collisson apparently sang well. One has a feeling, however, that some of these late songs, with music composed especially by Collision, do not have the spontaneity of the earlier purely French numbers.
33. Flaherty's Drake (page 62)
Based on the same idea as the much older ballad 'Ned, or Nell, Flaherty's Drake' but bearing no resemblance to it in construction.
54. The Mary Ann McHugh (page 63)
Again based on the idea of an older ballad 'The Cruise of the Calabar' but the late Philip Green wrote new music to it in 1962. I have restored the original music which was partly the tune of 'Limerick is Beautiful' as this was French's original intention, and completed the rest of the tune myself.
35. The Kerry Courting (page 65)
French wrote this lively little miniature operetta for four voices in 1909. I give the opening number about the 'Rose of Tralee'.
36. A Sailor Courted a Farmer's Daughter (page 66)
Take off of the traditional Irish countryside singers come-all-ye style and very amusing.
37. Tullinahaw (page 68)
One of the better neglected lyrics, although the music does not, perhaps, come up to the
words. Probably written about 1910.
38. The Emigrant's Letter (page 69)
In 1910 there was a great adventure for the two little men, French and Collisson — French was only five feet four inches and Collisson was shorter — when they set out on an American tour. The steamer called at Cobh where it took on the inevitable emigrants. As a fresh young fellow was saying goodbye to his relatives he said ruefully, 'They'll be cutting the corn in Creeshla the day.' It was autumn and the harvest was coming in.
39. Kitty Gallagher (page 72)
In French's litany of love affairs the prize usually goes to the bold-hearted lover, as in 'Eileen Oge' and 'The Darlin' Girl from Clare'; however, Kitty chooses the man who gets knocked out for her sake.
40. Flanagan's Flying Machine (page 73)
Written in 1911. It further demonstrates his mistrust of the mechanical — he preferred the open road and his bicycle. Nevertheless, by the last verse, he seems to accept the inevitability of the future.
41. 'Who said the Hook never hurted the Worms?' (page 75)
42. I Fought a Fierce Hyena (page 76)
Two numbers from Freda and the Fairies, a delightful miniature 'opera' suitable for children of junior school, with music by Caroline Maude (Viscountess Hawarden), and some of the lyrics by Cecily Fox-Smith. The first number seems to speak up against cruelty to animals, and the second to foreshadow by many years 'I can do anything' from Annie Get Your Gun.
43. The Killyran Wrackers (page 77)
The tune of this number had been lost, but when writing Percy French and His Songs in the early sixties I got in touch with Vincent Sheils of Loughrea through my friend Michael Collins-Powell, and he was able to supply part of it from memory. In order to complete the number I have taken the liberty of finishing the tune in the same manner.
By 1914 the First World War had come, and French wrote several songs favouring the Allied side. French continued to entertain during war time, on one occasion right through a Zeppelin raid. When this passed off he commented calmly to the audience, 'Now wasn't that a nice Air Raid?'
44. Larry Mick McGarry (page 79)
The last song Percy French wrote — in 1915. He gave the cook a ticket for the concert at which he was to sing it for the first time, and when she came home the family were naturally anxious to discover how things had gone. Her reply, as she went stamping downstairs, was 'He did that ou'l song he's been practisin' up there for the last days without end!'


During his last years French wrote no more, depending from then on the large repertory he had built up over the years. As has been said, he died in 1920 performing almost to the end. However, as long as his songs survive he will be remembered, and one hopes this little book will help him to be remembered for some time longer. You won't go too far wrong at a party with a Percy French song.

    Many of these songs have been posted at Mudcat. I posted a copy of this index in this thread (click) and changed the titles into links.
    -Joe-


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Subject: RE: Irish Songbook Index PermaThread
From: Geoff Wallis
Date: 28 Sep 08 - 11:42 AM

Hidden Fermanagh: Traditional Music and Song from County Fermanagh

Author/editor: Cyril Maguire
Transcriptions: Sharon Creasey
Publisher: Fermanagh Traditional Music Society
Place of publication: Drumbeggan, Monea, Co. Fermanagh
Date: 2003
Format: softback; 11.5"

The book consists of four chapters on the dance music and songs of Fermanagh, focussing respectively upon: John and Valerie McManus; The Gunn Book of tunes; Cathal McConnell and his musical influences; and song and verse in the county. Then follows a substantial section devoted to traditional tunes and, finally, a song section consisting of these items (full lyrics and music in each case).

The Banks of Kilrea
The Banks of the Clyde
Bessie the Beauty of Rossinure Hill
The Bloomin' Bright Star of Bellisle
The Bonny Green Tree
Dominick Noone the Traitor
Dumb, Dumb, Dumb
Edward on Lough Erne's Shore
Erin the Green
The Frog's Wedding
Green-Robed Inisfail
The Groves of Boho
I Have Travelled This Country
The Illustrious Sons of Erin's Isle
In Praise of John Magee
Kate from Ballinamore
The Knockninny Men
Lough Erne's Shore
Lovely Jane from Enniskea
The Maid of Colehill
My Charming Edward Boyle
Pat Gunn's Boat
The Royal Blackbird
The Rushes Green
The Second-Hand Trousers I Bought in Belcoo
Sergeant Neill
Sweet William's Ghost
Tom Kelly's Cow
The Town of Swanlinbar
The Wee Weaver
Willie Rambler

Additionally, both Ballyconnell Fair and The Roslea Farewell appear in the earlier chapters of the book with full lyrics and music.


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Subject: RE: Irish Songbook Index PermaThread
From: Wolfgang
Date: 30 Sep 08 - 11:12 AM

Georges Denis Zimermann

Songs of Irish Rebellion
Irish political street ballads and rebel songs
1780 – 1900

This book was first published in Switzerland in 1966. It has three parts. The first part tells the story of Irish rebellion with more than just one eye to the music accompanying the fights. It is a must read for anyone interested in this type of songs and how they are related to the politics in Ireland and Europe. This part quotes the songs in the other two parts but quotes many more songs than just these. Since these quotes are not indexed and mostly do not give the full lyrics I omit here these songs. The next two parts contain the songs, a large second part the rebel songs and the very small third part some Orange songs. Many of the songs have the tune printed as well and most of them have notes. All of them, however, are annotated in the first part of the book. The songs come in chronological order (of first publication). In all cases the source(s) for the lyrics printed (older books, broadsides) are given. You should expect in many cases not to find the lyrics now printed in songbooks but original or close to original lyrics. From that follows that the titles are in some cases not as expected by a reader though the verbosity of broadsides (A new song called…A song in praise of…) has mostly been omitted. In cases where the song titles might be misleading I quote the first line. I'll indicate if more than one variant of the song is printed.

The (royal) blackbird
The volunteers' march
Ireland's glory
Freedom triumphant
Plant, plant the tree
Blaris Moor (2 var.)
The Shan van Vocht (4 var.)
Edward ("When plaintive sounds strike…")
Dunlavin green (2 var.)
Come all you warriors
Some treat of David (2 var.)
Billy Byrne of Ballymanus (2 var.)
The song of Prosperous
Captain Doorley and the Boyne
Michael Boylan
General Munroe ("Come all you good people…") (2 var.)
Rody MacCorly ("You tender-hearted Christians…")
Rouse, Hibernians
The Croppy boy ("…early, early all in the spring…") (3 var.)
The rambler from Clare
Green on my cape – The wearing of the green ("I am a man that's going to travel…") (2 var., the other being the better known "I met with Napper Tandy...")
The suit of green
Bold McDermott
The banished defender
My Emmet's no more
The patriot queen
Erin's green shore
The young man's dream
The new Granuwale
The green linnet (Napoleon)
The royal eagle
The new bunch of Loughero – The bonny bunch of roses, o (2 var.)
The banishment of Patrick Brady
Owen Rooney's lamentation
The battle that was fought in the North
The lamentation of James O'Sullivan
A discussion between church and chapel
The sorrowful lamentation of Denis Mahony
The noble ribbon boys
The Castlepollard massacre
The Barrymore tithe victory
Slieve na Mon ("You banished sons of this injured nation…")
Fergus O'Connor and independence
The grey horse – The grey mare (2 var.) ("My horse is white although…" and "All you young men both great and small…)
The peeler and the goat
The ass's complaint – The ass and the Orangeman's daughter (2 var.) ("The seventeenth of March as I carelessly did stray…" and "In the County of Tipperary in a place called Longford Cross…")
Dicky in the Yeomen
Billy's downfall
The Saxon shilling
Glorious repeal meeting held at Tara hill
The memory of the dead
The Croppy boy ("Good men and true…")
The sorrowful lamentation of those poor convicts
Erin's King or Daniel is no more
The Kerry eagle
Erin's green linnet
The emigrant's farewell to Donegal
A new song on the rotten potatoes
Mitchel's address
Granua's lament for the loss of the blackbird Mitchel
The escape of Meagher
A lament written on the dreadful massacre of Sixmilebridge
Patrick Sheehan
The lamentation of the two Cormacks
McKenna's dream
The Irish harvest men's triumph
Ireland's liberty tree
The general fox chase
The rising of the moon
Rossa's farewell
Burke's dream
The smashing of the van (Manchester martyrs)
A lamentation on Allen, Larkin and O'Brien (the three Manchester martyrs)
God save Ireland
Rory of the hill
Bold Jack O'Donoghue (2 var.)
Poor old Granuaile
Harvey Duff
The Land League's advice
A new song on Michael Davitt ("Oh, Lords and the Commons…"
The blackbird of Avondale (The arrest of Parnell)
The shooting of Bailey
The green linnet (Davitt) ("One eve as I strolled…)
Lamentable lines on J. Brady and D. Curley
Skin-the-Goat's curse on Carey
Patrick O'Donnell
The Kerry eviction
Moonlight attack on Curtin's house
We won't hear our leader run down
Father Murphy of the County Wexford (Boulavogue)
Bold Robert Emmet
John McBride's brigade

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Lisnagade
Croppies lie down (2 var.)
The tree of liberty
Dolly's Brae (2 var.)
The grand mystic order
The Aughalee heroes
The murder of McBriars
A new loyal song against home rule


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Subject: Index: Moore's Irish Melodies (Stevenson, 1859)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 06 Jan 09 - 11:00 PM

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Moore's Irish Melodies
With Symphonies and Accompaniments by Sir John Stevenson, Mus. Doc., and Sir Henry Bishop.
(London: Addison, Hollier and Lucas, 1859.)

Alone in crowds to wander on - 172
And doth not a meeting like this make amends - 232
As a beam o'er the face of the waters may glow - 20
As slow our ship her foamy track - 193
As vanquished Erin wept beside - 150
At the mid hour of night, when stars are weeping - 115
Avenging and bright fall the swift sword of Erin - 104
Believe me, if all those endearing young charms - 46
By that lake, whose gloomy shore - 97
By the Feal's wave benighted - 190
By the hope within us springing - 66
Come o'er the sea, maiden, with me - 168
Come, rest in this bosom, my own stricken deer - 169
Come, send round the wine, and leave points of belief - 44
Dawning of morn, the day-light's sinking, The - 226
Dear harp of my country, in darkness I found thee - 174
Down in the valley, come, meet me to-night - 217
Dream of those days when first I sung thee, The - 234
Drink of this cup - 218
Drink to her who long - 79
Erin! the tear and the smile in thine eyes - 5
Fairest! put on awhile - 215
Farewell! but, whenever you welcome the hour - 132
Fill the bumper fair - 170
Fly not yet, 'tis just the hour - 14
Forget not the field where they perished - 200
From this hour the pledge is given - 140
Go where glory waits thee - 1
Harp that once through Tara's halls, The - 12
Has sorrow thy young days shaded? - 148
Here we dwell in holiest bowers - 108
How deaf to me the hour when daylight dies - 30
How oft has the Benshee cried - 48
How sweet the answer Echo makes - 214
I saw from the beach when the morning was shining - 192
I saw thy form in youthful prime - 120
I wish I was by that dim lake - 102
I'd mourn the hopes that leave me - 142
If thou'lt be mine, the treasures of air - 199
In the morning of life, when its cares are unknown - 180
In yonder valley there dwelt, alone - 198
It is not the tear at this moment shed - 96
I've a secret to tell thee, but hush! not here - 76
Lay his sword by his side, it hath served him too well - 128
Lesbia has a beaming eye - 94
Let Erin remember the days of old - 54
Like the bright lamp that lay on Kildare's holy shrine - 56
Meeting of the waters, The - 25
Minstrel boy to the war is gone, The - 126
My gentle harp, once more I waken - 176
Nay, tell me not, dear, that the goblet drowns - 106
Ne'er ask the hour—what is it to us - 208
Night closed around the conqueror's way - 73
No, not more welcome the fairy numbers - 152
Of all the fair months that round the sun - 220
Oh Arranmore, loved Arranmore - 184
Oh for the swords of former time - 202
Oh! blame not the bard, if he fly to the bowers - 58
Oh! breathe not his name—let it sleep in the shade - 8
Oh! could we do with this world of ours - 22
Oh! doubt me not—the season - 136
Oh! had we some bright little isle of our own - 130
Oh! haste, and leave this sacred isle - 26
Oh! the days are gone, when beauty bright - 86
Oh! think not my spirits are always as light - 16
Oh! 'tis sweet to think that, where'er we rove - 74
Oh! weep for the hour, when to Eveleen's bower - 38
Oh! where's the slave so lowly - 164
Oh, banquet not in those shining bowers - 222
Oh, the sight entrancing - 121
Oh, ye dead! whom we know by the light you give - 212
One bumper at parting! - 118
Quick! we have but a second - 230
Remember the glories of Brien the brave - 3
Remember thee! yes, while there's life in this heart - 186
Rich and rare were the gems she wore - 18
Sail on, sail on, thou fearless bark - 204
Shall the harp then be silent, when he, who first gave - 224
She is far from the land where her young hero sleeps - 100
She sung of love, while o'er her lyre - 52
Silence is in our festive halls - 40
Silent, Î Moyle, be the roar of thy water - 49
Sing, sweet harp, oh sing to me - 156
Sing—sing—music was given - 28
Strike the gay harp, see the moon is on high - 88
Sublime was the warning which Liberty spoke - 36
Sweet Innisfallen, fare thee well - 216
Take back the virgin page - 32
There are sounds of mirth in the night air ringing - 178
They came from a land beyond the sea - 82
They know not my heart, who believe there can be - 60
They may rail at this life—from the hour I began it - 206
This life is all chequered with pleasures and woes - 112
Though dark are our sorrows, to-day we'll forget them - 90
Though humble the banquet to which I invite thee - 34
Though the last glimpse of Erin with sorrow I see - 24
Through Erin's Isle to sport awhile - 110
Through grief and through danger thy smile hath cheer'd my way - 78
'Tie believed that this harp which I wake now for thee - 84
Time I've lost in wooing, The - 160
'Tis gone, and for ever, the light we saw breaking - 166
'Tis the last rose of summer - 6
To ladies' eyes around, boy - 196
To-morrow, comrade, we - 116
'Twas one of those dreams that by music are brought - 228
Valley lay smiling before me, The - 144
We may roam through this world like a child at a feast - 42
Weep on, weep on! your hour is passed - 92
What life like that of the bard can be - 162
What the bee is to the flowret - 145
When cold in the earth lies the friend thou hast loved - 182
When daylight was yet sleeping under the billow - 64
When first I met thee warm and young - 154
When he who adores thee has left but the name - 10
When in death I shall calm recline - 50
When through life unblest we rove - 80
Whene'er I see those smiling eyes - 194
While gazing on the moon's light - 62
While history's muse the memorial was keeping - 158
Wine-cup is circling in Almhin's hall, The - 134
Wreath the bowl with flowers of soul - 188
Yes, sad one of Zion! if closely resembling - 210
You remember Ellen, our hamlet's pride - 138
Young May moon is beaming, love, The - 124


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Subject: RE: Irish Songbook Index PermaThread
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 07 Jan 09 - 09:22 PM

THE IRISH SONG BOOK

With Original Irish Airs. Edited by Alfred Percival Graves.
With scores.

T. Fisher Unwin, London. 1894, 11th impression 1909.
It contains a Prefatory Note to the 2nd Edition, but date not specified (1895?). List of Authors and Anonymous Songs, with Dates, included.
Index to first lines, pp. 182-185.

Songs Your Fathers Loved iv
Erin, the Tear and the Smile 1
Silent, O Moyle, be the Roar of thy Water 2
Roisin Dubh (Little Black Rose) 3
By the Feal's Wave Benighted 4
Night closed around the Conquerer's Way 5
Shule Agra 6
O'Donnell Aboo 8
The Battle of the Boyne 10
The Forester's Song 12
The Wild Geese 13
The Battle-Eve of the Brigade 14
Kitty of Coleraine 15
The County Limerick Buck-Hunt 16
The Irishman 18
The Lark in Clear Air 20
The Song of the Ghost 21
Kate of Garnavilla 22
At the Mid-hour of Night 23
Colleen Dhas Crutha na Mo 24
The Girl's Lamentation 26
Draherin O Machree 28
Oh, the Marriage 30
To Ladies Eyes 32
The Lake of Coolfin 34
The Snowy-Breasted Pearl 36
Rory O'More 38
Kitty Magee 40
Thro' Grief and thro' Danger 42
How Sweet the Answer Echo Makes 43
Rich and Rare 44
O'er the Desert of Life 45
The Protestant Boys 46
Paddies Evermore 48
Whisky, Drink Divine 50
If Thou'lt Be Mine 51
Long, Long Ago 52
How Dear to Me the Hour 53
The Inniskillen Dragoon 54
Down by the Sally Gardens 55
When He Who Adores Thee 56
The Drinaun Dhun 57
The West's Asleep 58
My Connor 60
Pastheen Fionn 62
Oh! the Sight Entrancing 64
And Must We Part 66
The Girl I Left Behind Me 68
The Welcome 69
The Wind that Shakes the Barley 70
The Kilruddery Hunt 72
Oh! Where's the Slave 74
The Castle of Dromore 75
Live in My Heart and Pay No Rent 76
The Dear Little Shamrock 78
When Erin First Rose 80
Oliver's Advice 82
The Irish Rapparees 84
Lament of the Irish Maiden 86
Kate Kearney 87
The Tree of the Wood 88
Remember the Glories of Brian the Brave 90
Avenging and Bright 92
The County of Mayo 93
Mo Creeven Eeven Aluin Oge 94 (Delightful Little Branch)
My Colleen Rue 96
The Shan Van Voght 98 (The Poor Old Woman)
Dear Land 100
No, not more Welcome 102
The Young May Moon 103
The Mountains of Pomeroy 104
The Morning Air Plays on My Face 106
The Holly and Ivy Girl 108
She Is Far from the Land 109
The Rose Tree in Full Bearing 110
Eileen's Farewell 111
I'm not Myself at All 112
Little Mary Cassidy 114
The Wearing of the Green 116
Innishowen 118
The Maiden City 120
The March of the Maguire 122
Clare's Dragoons 123
The White Cockade 126
Bumpers, Squire Jones 128
Arranmore Boat Song 130
The Dew each Trembling Leaf 132
The Heather Glen 134
The Bells of Shandon 136
Nora Creina 138
Love's Hallowed Seal 140
Irish Love Song 141
Aghadoe 142
The Memory of the Dead 144
The Nobleman's Wedding 146
Among the Heather 148
St. Stephen's Night 149
The Winding Banks of Erne 150
Kathleen O'More 152
The Cruiskeen Lawn 153
The Kilkenny Cats 154
The Widow Malone 156
Molly Carew 158
Hark! Hark! the Soft Bugle 161
The Flight of the Earls 162
The Meeting of the Waters 163
Savourneen Dheelish 164
The Little Red Lark 166
The Boatman of Kinsale 167
Ancient Lullaby 168 (Suantree. Hush Song)
Molly Astore 168
Happy 'tis, thou Blind, for Thee 170
The Red-Haired Man's Wife 171
My Love, Oh, She is my Love 172
The Minstrel Boy 173
His Home and His Own Country 174
Dublin Bay 175
Song of an Island Fisherman 176
The Flower of Beauty 176
The Irish Emigrant 178

AIRS
(diacritical marks left off)
Aghadoe 92
Aileen Aroon 1
All Alive 115
An Cota Caol 108
An Droighnean Donn (The Brown Thorn) 41
An Smachdaoin Cron 87
Arrah, my dear Eveleen 2
Arran Air 85
At the Mid Hour of Night 18
Banks of Dunmore, The 103
Bean an fhir ruaidh 112
Better Let Them Alone 100
Billy Byrne of Ballymanus 63
Bobbing Joan 34
Boyne Water 8
Boys of Wexford 104
Bumpers, Squire Jones 84
Bunch of Green Rushes 79
Callino Casturame 111
Captain Thompson 56
Colleen Dhas Crutha na Mo 19
Colleen Donn 80
Consider well, all ye Pretty Young Maidens 90
Contented I Am 11
Crooghan a Venee 62
Cruiskeen Lawn 99
Dear Irish Boy 43
Dear Little Shamrock 54
Draherin O Machree 21
Dublin Bay 116
Fair Bosom, Thy 5
Feadaim m'as ail liom 14
Feag a Balleach 23
Fox's Sleep 40
Gap in the Hedge 101
Girl I Left Behind Me 47
Gramachree 110
Groves of Blarney 88
Hush Song 109
I'm not Myself at All 76
Inniskillen Dragoon 38
I once had a true Love 28
Irish Emigrant 120
Irish Molly, O 33
Jack, the Jolly Ploughboy 57
Kate Kearney 59
Kathleen O'More 98
Kerry Jig 71
Kilruddery Hunt 50
Kitty Magee 27
Kitty of Coleraine 12
Lake of Coolfin 24
Lament for Gerald iv
Lamentation Air 117
Lillibullero 32
Little Red Lark 107
Little Stack of Barley 77
Londonderry Air 91
Luggelaw 68
Maids of Mourne Shore 39 (Down by the Sally Gardens)
Miss Hamilton 118
Mo Buachaillin Buidhe 48
Mo Creeven Eeven 64
Molly Macalpine 61
Moreen, The 114
Mountains of Pomeroy, 70
Munster Air 42
My Own Young Dear 36
My Wife Is Sick 52
Nach mbaineann sin do 13
Nancy of the Branching Tresses 86
Ni mheallfar me aris 46
Nora Creina 89
O'Carolan's Lament 72
O'Donnoll Abou 7
Old Head of Denis 105
Open the Door 73
Pastheen Fionn 44
Pearl of the White Breast 25
Planxty Reilly 102
Planxty Sudley 45
Protestant Boys 32
Red-haired Man's Wife 112
River Roe 97
Rory O'More 26
Rose Tree in Full Bearing 74
Royal Charlie 49
Roy's Wife of Aldivalloch 17
Savourneen Dheelish 106
Shan Van Voght 66
Shule Agra 6
Song of the Ghost 16
"Spirit of the nation," From 67, 93
Suantree 109
Summeri Is Coming 30
Suos Agus Sfos Liom 51
Swaggering Jig 22
Tailor, The 15
Tree in the Wood 60
Twisting of the Rope 37
Unknown 3, 4, 9, 20, 31, 53, 58, 65, 75, 94, 95, 113
Vive la 82
Wearing of the Green 78
When Erin First Rose 55
White Cockade 83
Wild Geese 10
Winnowing Sheet, The 35
Wren, The 29, 96
Yellow Blanket, The 81


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Subject: Index: Irish Melodies (T Moore, C V Stanford, 1895
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 06:18 PM

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The Irish Melodies
By Thomas Moore
The original airs restored and arranged for the voice (with pianoforte accompaniment) by Charles Villiers Stanford.
(London: Boosey & Co., 1895.)

Name of Song - Old Air - Page
After the battle - Thy fair bosom - 62
And doth not a meeting like this - Unknown - 202
As a beam o'er the face of the waters - The young man's dream - 22
As slow our ship - The girl I left behind me - 148
As vanquished Erin - The Boyne water - 206
At the mid hour of night - Molly, my dear - 96
Avenging and bright - Cruachan na feine - 88
Before the battle - The fairy queen - 60
Come o'er the sea - Cuishla machree - 120
Come, rest in this bosom - Lough Sheeling - 134
Come, send round the wind - We brought the summer with us - 42
Dear harp of my country - New Langolee - 142
Desmond's song - Unknown - 208
Drink of this cup - Paddy O'Rafferty - 176
Drink to her - Heigho! My Jacky - 50
Echo - The wren - 186
Erin! The tear and the smile in thine eyes - Aileen aroon - 5
Erin, oh Erin - I am asleep and don't waken me - 46
Fairest put on awhile - Cummilum - 198
Farewell! But whenever you welcome the hour - Moll Roone - 112
Fill the bumper fair - Bob and Joan - 140
Fly not yet - Planxty Kelly - 14
Forget not the field - The lamentation of Aughrim - 162
From this hour the pledge is given - Renardine - 248
Go where glory waits thee - Maid of the valley - 1
Has sorrow thy young days shaded - Sly Patrick - 122
How dear to me the hour - The twisting of the rope - 26
How oft has the benshee cried - The dear black maid - 32
I saw from the beach - Miss molly - 139
I saw thy form - Donnel O'Greadh - 82
I wish I was by that dim lake - Shule aroon - 212
I'd mourn the hopes that leave me - The rose tree - 118
If thou'lt be mine - The winnowing sheet - 157
Ill omens - Kitty of Coleraine - 58
In the morning of life - The little harvest rose - 146
It is not the tear - The sixpence - 70
I've a secret to tell thee - Oh southern breeze - 228
Lay his sword by his side - If the sea were ink - 238
Lesbia hath a beaming eye - Nora Creina - 80
Let Erin remember the day of old - The little red fox - 86
Love and the novice - Black-headed deary - 92
Love's young dream - The old woman - 74
My gentle harp - The caoine or dirge - 144
Nay, tell me not, dear - Dennis, don't be threatening - 86
Ne'er ask the hour - My husband's a journey to Portugal gone - 170
No, not more welcome - Luggelaw - 124
O think not my spirits - John O'Reilly the active - 16
O'Donoghue's mistress - The little and great mountain - 182
Oh banquet not - Planxty Irwin - 187
Oh for the swords - Unknown - 166
Oh! Arranmore - Killdroughalt fair - 236
Oh! Blame not the bard - Kitty Tyrrel - 52
Oh! Breathe not his name - The brown maid - 7
Oh! Doubt me not - Yellow wat and the fox - 114
Oh! had we some bright little isle - "Shiela na guira" - 110
Oh, could we do with this world - Basket of oysters - 242
Oh, the sight entrancing - Planxty Sudley - 192
Oh, where's the slave - Down beside me - 132
Oh, ye dead! - A plough tune - 180
On music - The banks of Banna - 68
One bumper at parting! - Moll roe in the morning - 98
Quick! We have but a second - Paddy O'Snap - 200
Remember the glories of Brien the brave - Molly McAlpin - 3
Remember thee - Castle Tirowen - 152
Rich and rare were the gems she wore - The summer is coming - 18
Sail on, sail on - The humming of the ban - 172
Shall the harp then be silent - Macfarlane's lamentation - 190
She is far from the land - Open the door softly - 84
She sung of love - The Munster man - 214
Silence is in our festal halls - The green woods of Truigha - 250
Sing, sing, music was given - The old Langolee - 216
Sing, sweet harp - Unknown - 220
Song of Innisfail - Peggy bawn - 230
Song of the battle eve - The Cruiskeen lawn - 222
St. Senanus and the lady - The brown thorn - 168
Sublime was the warning - The black joke - 44
Sweet Innisfallen - The captivating youth - 194
Take back the virgin page - - 28
The dream of those days - I love you above all the rest - 247
The fortune teller - Open the door softly - 178
The harp that once thro' Tara's halls - Molly my treasure - 9
The Irish peasant to his mistress - I once had a true love - 66
The legacy - The Bard's legacy - 30
The meeting of the waters - The old Head of Dennis - 24
The minstrel boy - The Moreen - 106
The mountain sprite - The mountain sprite - 204
The night dance - The nightcap - 232
The origin of the harp - Gage Fane - 72
The Prince's day - St. Patrick's day - 76
The song of Fionnuala - Arrah, my dear Eveleen - 39
The song of O'Ruark - The pretty girl milking her cow - 108
The time I've lost in wooing - Pease upon a trencher - 130
The wandering bard - Planxty O'Reilly - 226
The wine-cup is circling - Michael Hoy - 244
The young May moon - The Dandy O! - 104
Thee, thee, only thee - The market-stake - 188
There are sounds of mirth - The priest in his boots - 234
They know not my heart - Coulin dhas - 210
They may rail at this life - Noch bonin shin doe - 164
This life is all chequer'd - The bunch of green rushes that grew at the brim - 94
Though humble the banquet - Farewell, Eamon - 218
Though the last glimpse of Erin - The Coulin - 11
'Tis gone, and for ever - "Savourneen deelish" - 136
'Tis sweet to think - Thady, you gander - 64
'Tis the last rose of Summer - The Groves of Blarney - 102
To ladies' eyes - Faugh-a-ballagh - 159
'Twas one of those dreams - The song of the woods - 196
We may roam thro' this world - Garryowen - 34
Weep on, weep on - The song of sorrow - 78
What the bee is to the floweret - The yellow garron - 90
When cold in the earth - Limerick's lamentation - 150
When first I met thee - O Patrick fly from me - 126
When he who adores thee - The fox's sleep - 8
Whene'er I see those smiling eyes - Father Quinn - 156
While gazing on the moon's light - Oonagh - 56
While history's muse - Paddy whack - 128
Wreathe the bowl - Norah Kista - 154
Yes, sad one of Sion - I would rather than Ireland - 173
You remember Ellen - Were I a clerk - 116


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Subject: Index: Songs of Erin (Graves, Stanford, 1901)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 11:51 PM

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Songs of Erin
A collection of fifty Irish folk songs
The words by Alfred Perceval Graves
The music arranged by Charles Villiers Stanford.
(London: Boosey & Co., 1901.)

Name of Song – Air - Page
Alarm, The - Air, — Leatherbags Donnell - 110
Alone, all alone - A Love Song from the Irish Gaelic - 214
Away to the Wars - Air, "When you go to a Battle" - 68
Beautiful City of Sligo, The - Air, — The Beautiful City of Sligo - 34
Blackbird and the Wren, The - - 42
Black Phantom, The (1846) - Air, — The Black Phantom - 58
Bower in my Breast, The - Air, — "I once loved a boy" - 126
Changing her Mind - - 10
Clare's Dragoons - Air, — "Vive la!" - 120
County of Mayo, The - Air, — The ship of Patrick Lynch - 210
Daughter of the Rock, The - Air, — Sir Muddin dum da Man - 166
Death of General Wolfe, The - Air, — same name, from Co. Donegal - 218
Death of Oscar, The - Air, — The Dirge of Ossian - 146
Eva Toole - - 84
Falling Star, The - Air, — Caoine - 90
Farewell now, Miss Gordon - Air, — Farewell now, Miss Gordon - 80
Heroes of the Sea, The - Street Ballad - 50
I pray you be patient - Air, — The Giolla Gruma - 180
I shall not die for love of thee - Air, — The black-haired maid of the valley - 138
Killarney Hunt, The - - 194
King's Cave, The - An Arran Boatsong - 100
Kitty of the Cows - - 96
Leafy Cool-Kellure, The - Air, — The white-breasted boy - 232
Like a Ghost I am gone - Air, — I will raise my sail black - 228
Like a Stone in the Street - - 162
Lost Light of my Eyes - An Erris Melody - 14
Lovely Anne - Air, — Lovely Anne - 74
Lullaby - - 106
Marching to Candahar - - 130
Mary, what's the matter? - Air, — "Mary, what's the matter?" - 64
Melody of the Harp, The - Air, — The Melody of the Harp - 28
More of Cloyne - - 186
My Garden at the back - Air, — Reynard on the Mountain high - 206
O'Donnell's March - Air, — The brown little Mallet - 142
Oh, my grief! Oh, my grief! - - 198
One at a time, or Daniel Whitty - Air, — She hung her petticoat up to dry - 150
Only one for me, The - Air, — The only King - 6
Quern Tune, The - Air from Horncastle's "Irish Entertainment" - 134
Reaper's Revenge, The - Air, — At the brink of the white rock - 190
Remember the Poor - Air, — Remember the Poor - 46
Riddle, The (Spinning-Wheel Song) - Air, — I send you the floating tribute - 174
Roddy More, the Rover - Air, — The brisk young barber - 154
Sailor's Bride, The - Air, — The Kerry Boys - 170
Since we're apart - - 202
Song of the Fairy King, The - Air, — The Song of Una - 114
Song of the Rose, The - - 2
Songs Erin sings, The - Old Irish: "A tune is more lasting than the voice of the birds" - 224
Stolen Heart, The - Air, — Smah dunna hoo - 24
Stratagem, The - Air, — Zamba Opa - 20
Trottin' to the fair - Air, — "Will you take a flutter?" - 158


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Subject: Index: Sixty Irish Songs (William A Fisher, 1913)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Jan 09 - 07:17 PM

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Sixty Irish Songs
Edited by William Arms Fisher (Boston: Oliver Ditson Company, 1915.)

All in the morning early, O! - 1
At dawning of the day - 4
Avenging and bright - 9
Barney O'Hea - 16
Believe me if all those endearing young charms - 20
Blatherskite, The - 13
Bright Darling of my Heart (A mhuirnin geal mo chroidhe) - 22
Broken Song, A - 26
By the Lakes of Killarney - 29
Curse of Mora, The - 32
Dawning of the Day, The - 37
Down by the sally gardens - 42
Ere the long roll of the ages end (Fainne geal an lae) - 45
Farewell to Sliev Morna - 48
For Ireland - 51
Harp that once through Tara's halls, The - 55
Has sorrow thy young days shaded? - 58
Heather Glen, The - 62
I heard in the night the pigeons - 66
I love my love in the morning - 68
I love the din of beating drums - 72
If I were King of Ireland - 74
Lark in Clear Air, The - 77
Last Rose of Summer, The - 80
Leprehaun, The - 83
Little Mary Cassidy - 86
Little Red Lark, The - 90
Love is cruel, love is sweet - 92
Love's Young Dream - 94
Low-backed Car, The - 96
Maura dhu of Ballyshannon - 99
May Eve - 103
Minstrel Boy, The - 106
Mo Bouchaleen bwee (My Yellow-haired Lad) - 108
My fair love leaving me - 120
My Little Kerry Cow - 112
My love's an arbutus - 116
Nelly, my Love, and Me - 123
Ninepenny Fidil, The - 126
Oh! if I were yon gossamer - 134
Ould Plaid Shawl, The - 128
Over the Hills and far away - 137
Passing of the Gael, The - 142
Piper, A - 148
Sedges, The - 151
Shule Agra - 154
Silent, O Moyle, be the roar of thy water - 158
Snowy-breasted Pearl, The - 162
Song of Glenann, A - 166
Soontree (A Lullaby) - 169
Sword of Light hath pierced the dark, A (Mo Chraoibhin cno) - 172
Time for Love, The - 176
Voice of the Sea, The - 179
Wearing of the Green, The - 181
We're wearin' av the Green - 184
When she answered me her voice was low - 187
When the West Wind blows - 190
Wind from the West, The - 194
Wind that shakes the Barley, The - 197
Would God I were the tender apple blossom - 200


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Subject: Index: Sweet Olde Irish Songs (Cole, Phibbs, 1914)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Jan 09 - 08:20 PM

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Sweet Olde Irish Songs
A Selection of Famous Celtic Airs and Ballads
Edited by Robert J. Cole and Harry C. Phibbs
(New York: The Log Cabin Press, 1914.)

Ah Why, Patrick Sarsfield - 51
Bells of Shandon, The - 35
Colleen Oge Asthore - 5
Come Back to Erin - 36
Come O'er the Sea - 63
Cruiskeen Lawn - 16
Dear Little Shamrock, The - 19
Erin! The Tear and the Smile in thine Eyes - 17
Fan Fitzger'l - 33
Father O'Flynn - 8
Foggy Dew, The - 4
Gap in the Hedge, The - 27
Girl I Left Behind Me, The - 61
Good Night - 41
Harp that once thro' Tara's Hall, The - 18
Herring our King - 54
I'd Mourn the Hopes that Leave Me - 57
Irish Lullaby, An - 58
Jack the Jolly Ploughboy - 56
Jenny, I'm not Jesting - 50
Kathleen Mavourneen - 42
Kerry Dance, The - 38
Kitty of Coleraine - 6
Kitty Tyrrell - 44
Lady Sybil - 59
Last Rose of Summer, The - 25
Let Erin Remember the Days of Old - 52
Low Backed Car, The - 20
Meeting of the Waters, The - 40
Minstrel Boy, The - 3
Molly Bawn Asthore - 64
Molly Bawn - 30
My Love's an Arbutus - 45
Nora Creina - 48
Norah M'Shane - 29
Of all the Girls - 54
Oh! The Shamrock - 46
Peggy Bawn - 28
Pretty Girl Milking her Cow, The - 22
Pride of Kildare, The - 47
Remember the Glories of Brian the Brave - 26
Rich and Rare were the Gems She Wore - 23
Rory O'Moore - 12
Sailor Girl, The - 24
Savourneen Deelish - 53
Shoheen, Sho Lo - 7
Spinning-Wheel Song - 62
St. Mary's Bells - 32
St. Patrick's Day - 14
Tho' the last glimpse of Erin - 34
'Twas pretty to be in Ballinderry - 60
Wearing of the Green - 10


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Subject: Index: One Hundred Songs of Ireland (Ditson, 1859)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Jan 09 - 12:54 AM

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One Hundred Songs of Ireland
Music and Words
(Boston: Oliver Ditson & Co., 1859.)

Aileen Aroon - 33
Aileen Mavourneen - 13
Ally Croaker - 64
Angel's Whisper - 9
Answer to Kate Kearney - 32
As slow our ship - 30
Barney Brallaghan - 48
Beautiful Erin - 31
Believe me if all those endearing young charms - 42
Blarney, The - 7
Bold Dragoon - 54
Bould Soger Boy - 12
Boys of Kilkenney - 28
Brisk Irish Lads - 55
Captain O'Kain - 36
Coolun - 55
Corporal Casey - 49
Crooskeen Lawn - 56
Cushlamacree - 43
Dear Harp of my Country - 35
Dermot Astore - 4
Erin Go Bragh - 32
Erin, the Tear and the Smile - 30
Fairy Boy - 14
Fairy Tempter - 10
Farewell to Kathleen - 50
Fly not yet - 42
Four-Leaved Shamrock - 8
Girl I left behind me, The - 23
Gramachree Molly - 44
Green Bushes - 39
Green Little Shamrock - 45
Groves of Blarney - 47
Had I a Heart - 47
Harp that once thro' Tara's halls - 29
Here's a Health to thee, Tom Moore - 46
I saw from the beach - 38
I was the Boy for bewitching 'em - 44
I'd mourn the hopes - 35
I'm a Ranting, Roving Blade - 26
I'm leaving Old Ireland - 24
In Dublin's sweet City - 8
Irish Emigrant (I'm sitting on the Stile) - 20
Irish Jaunting Car - 25
Irish Merry Making - 48
Irish Wedding, The - 58
Irishman's description of a Song, The - 56
Kate Connor - 12
Kate Kearney - 32
Kate O'Shane - 14
Kathleen Mavourneen - 3
Kathleen O'More - 27
Katty Darling - 58
Kitty of Coleraine - 53
Kitty Tyrrell - 11
Lake of Killarney, The - 62
Land of the West - 10
Lary O'Gaff - 22
Last Rose of Summer - 23
Lesbia has a beaming eye - 36
Let Erin remember - 38
Looney MacTwolter - 50
Martin Halligan's Aunt - 18
Mary of Tipperary - 20
May Dew, The - 24
Meeting of the Waters - 29
Minona Ashtore - 15
Minstrel Boy - 31
Molly Bawn - 6
Molly Malone - 59
Morning Air plays on my face, The - 52
My Lodging is on the cold ground - 42
No, not more welcome - 39
Nora Creina - 26
Norah McShane - 18
Norah, the Pride of Kildare - 16
Now is the Spell - 46
O, leave me to my sorrow - 15
O, Open the Door - 51
Oh, Steer my Bark to Erin's Isle - 53
Oh, when I breathed a last adieu - 57
Oh, when that mild eye - 64
One Bumper at parting - 40
Paddy the Piper - 62
Peggy Bawn - 41
Rory O'More - 5
Rose of Killarney - 63
Savourneen Deelish - 60
She is far from the land - 37
Shepherds, I have lost my love - 36
Sprig of Shillelah - 40
Teddy O'Neal - 17
Terry O'Rourke - 60
There's Whiskey in the Jug - 19
Wake of Teddy Roe, The - 34
We may roam through the world - 28
What can the matter be - 51
When War was heard - 54
Widow Machree - 6
Widow Malone - 21
Woods of Green Erin - 16
Wounded Hussar - 37
Young Ellen Loraine - 61
Young May Moon - 52


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Subject: Index: Irish Song Book (Alfred Perceval Graves)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Jan 09 - 01:11 AM

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The Irish Song Book
With Original Irish Airs
Edited with and Introduction and Notes by Alfred Perceval Graves
Fourth Edition
(London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1897.)

This is a different edition of the book whose contents was posted by Q above at 07 Jan 09 - 09:22 PM.


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Subject: Index: Ballads from the Jails & Streets of Ireland
From: Joybell
Date: 10 Jan 09 - 01:55 AM

BALLADS from the jails and streets of Ireland.
Published by Red Hand Books. Dublin. 1966. Compiled and edited by Martin Shannon.

Songs of our Land -- 6
Brave Thomas Traynor -- 7
The Claddagh Boatman -- 8
The Rusty Gun -- 8
Lough Sheelin Side -- 9
The Man who Blew Oul' Nelson Down --11
Burning of an Immigrant Ship -- 12
Peter Crowley -- 14
The Outlaw -- 15
Fear An Bhata -- 16
Ballyshannon Lane -- 17
The Banks of the Lee -- 19
The Kilkenny Louse House -- 20
Carrickfergus -- 21
Henry Joy -- 22
Erin's Lovely Lee -- 23
Ireland Over All -- 25
The Glens of Sweet Mayo -- 26
Brave Tom Williams -- 29
The Battle of Ardnocher -- 29
Preab San Ol -- 31
The Blackbird of Sweet Avondale -- 32
The Wife of the Bold Tennant Farmer -- 34
Ireland, I Wish You Were Free! -- 36
An Spailpin Fanach -- 37
Mairgread Ni Cheallaigh -- 38
The Green Woods of Slew -- 39
A True Story -- Called Molly Bawn -- 40
Patrick Sheehan -- 42
Lovely Mary Donnelly -- 44
Michael Dwyer -- 46
Slievenamon -- 48
Sliabh Geal gCua -- 50
James Connolly -- 51
The Hills of Glenswilly -- 52
The Blarismoor Tragedy -- 54
The Returned Soldier -- 56
The Woodlands of Loughglynn -- 58
An Chuileann -- 60
Ashtown Road -- 61
Morning on the Irish Coast -- 62
The Glenariffe Heroes -- 64
Brennan on the Moor -- 65
Ireland Live On -- 68
Sean McDermott -- 69
The Wexford Insurgent -- 70
Upton Ambush -- 72
The Ballad of Pat O'Donnell -- 73
The Call of Erin -- 75
As I roved Out -- 76
Cathal Brugha -- 77
A Nation -- 79
Ballinamona -- 80
Sean Sabhat -- 82
An Poc ar Buile -- 83
I'm a Rapparee -- 84
A Memory of the Friends that are Gone -- 86
The Mingalay Boat Song -- 88
The Green Linnet -- 89
The Heroes of Selton Hill -- 91
Redmond O'Hanlon -- 92
Sliabh na mBan -- 94
Erin Go Brath -- 95
Lament of the Evicted Irish Peasant -- 96
The Fool -- 98


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Subject: Index: The Irish Musical Repository (Crosby, 1808)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 15 Jan 09 - 10:50 AM

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The Irish Musical Repository
A choice selection of esteemed Irish songs adapted for the voice, violin, and German flute
[No editor named.]
(London: B. Crosby & Co., 1808)

[First lines are in italics.]

Adieu My Lov'd Harp - 167
Adieu my lov'd harp, for no more shall the vale - 167
Ah! dark are the halls where your ancestors revell'd - 228
Answer to Kate Kearney - 145
As Dermot toil'd one summer's day - 22
As down on Banna's banks I stray'd - 110
As I went down by yon blind quay - 114
Assist me, ye lads who have hearts void of guile - 99
At sixteen years old you could get little good of me - 68
Attend to me, landsmen and sailors, and others - 233
Awake the Harp's Slumber - 155
Awake the harp's slumber to Pleasure's soft lay - 155
Beam on the Streamlet Was Playing, The - 266
Brisk Irish Lad, The - 116
Bumper Squire Jones - 55
Can an Irishman practise such guile - 52
Captain Megan - 162
Corporal Casey - 135
Cushlamachree - 38
Dear Erin, how sweetly thy green bosom rises - 38
Dennis Delaney - 149
Dermot and Sheelah - 22
Dublin Sights - 261
Each pretty young Miss, with a long heavy purse - 116
Exiled Irishman's Lamentation, The - 231
Fairies' Song, The - 250
Go, Edmund, Join the Martial Throng - 185
Go, Edmund, join the martial throng - 185
Gramachree Molly - 110
Green Little Shamrock, The - 106
Green were the fields where my forefathers dwelt - 231
Grinders, The - 253
Hush the Soft Sigh, Oh! - 201
I sing of a war set on foot for a toy - 95
I Was the Boy for Bewitching 'Em - 49
I was the boy for bewitching 'em - 49
If my own botheration don't alter my plan - 13
I'm a comical fellow, I tell you no fib - 30
I'm Larry O'Lash'em, was born at Killarney - 89
In sweet Tipperary, the pride of the throng - 149
Ireland for Ever - 233
Irish Drinking Song - 45
Irish Merry-Making - 198
Irish Wedding, The - 169
Irishman's Theatrical Description, The - 210
Is't my country you'd know? I'm an Irishman born - 25
It was Murphy Delaney, so funny and frisky - 86
Judy O'Flannikin - 65
Kate Kearney - 143
Kathelin and Teddy - 138
Kathelin sat all alone - 138
Lake of Killarney, The - 132
Larry O'Lash'em - 89
Leap Year - 124
Let Other Men Sing of Their Goddesses Bright - 129
Let other men sing of their goddesses bright - 129
Love and Whisky - 178
Love and whisky both rejoice an honest fellow - 178
Love for Love - 122
Margery Grinder - 257
Mine Be the Cottage within the Vale - 226
Moon Dimm'd Her Beams, The - 175
Mr Grimgruffinhoff - 52
Mr Mullins and Miss Whack - 102
Mr O'Gallagher - 61
Mulrooney's my name, I'm a comical boy - 19
Murphy Delaney - 86
Murphy O'Casey - 71
My grandmother Judy had oft made me wonder - 92
Night Is Calm, The - 203
Now Is the Spell-Working Hour of the Night - 272
Now is the spell-working hour of the night - 272
O love is the soul of a neat Irishman - 9
O the face of brave Captain Megan - 162
O what a dainty fine thing is the girl I love - 61
O will you sit in the bow'r with me - 239
Och, I sing of a wedding, and that at Dunleary - 41
Of the ancients it's speaking - 45
Oh touch, dear maid, the trembling string - 181
Oh yes, I have seen this Kate Kearney - 145
Oh! hush the soft sigh, maid - 201
Oh! many a mountain I wearily measure - 158
Oh! mine be the cottage within the vale - 226
Oh! pleasant was the moon - 196
Oh! when I breath'd a last adieu - 164
Oh! when that mild eye is beaming - 259
Oh, did you not hear of Kate Kearney - 143
Oh, whack! Cupid's a mannikin - 65
On a Green Bank Gentle Mary Was Seated - 173
On a green bank gentle Mary was seated - 173
On Ireland's ground, seat of true hospitality - 102
On the Lake of Killarney I first saw the lad - 132
One Bottle More - 99
Ope Thy Casement, Lady Bright - 191
Ope thy casement, lady bright - 191
Origin of Irish Sirnames - 141
Paddy Bull's Expedition - 33
Paddy Macshane's Seven Ages - 13
Paddy O'Blarney - 25
Paddy the Piper - 274
Paddy's Balloon - 281
Paddy's Dream - 92
Paddy's Trip from Dublin - 81
Pleasant Was the Moon, Oh! - 196
Quit Not Yet the Shady Bow'r - 221
Quit not yet the shady bow'r - 221
Search all the world, high and low - 253
Sheelah's Wedding - 41
Shepherds, I Have Lost My Love - 287
Shepherds, I have lost my love - 287
Siege of Troy, The - 95
Since Love Is the Plan - 284
Since love is the plan - 284
Sleep On, My Kathleen Dear - 248
Sleep on, sleep on, my Kathleen dear - 248
Smalilou - 16
Some have travers'd the fathomless ocean - 281
Song of the Last Harper, The - 228
Sprig of Shillelah - 30
Sprig of Shillelah, &c., A - 9
Sun in the Wave Dipt His Lingering Ray, The - 160
Sure won't you hear what roaring cheer - 169
Sweet Kathlane Macree - 245
Swift Fly the Hours - 278
Swift fly the hours, when in youth's happy day - 278
The beam on the streamlet was playing - 266
The moon dimm'd her beams in a feathery cloud - 175
The moon throws her shadowy light on the hill - 193
The night is calm, and the air is still - 203
The sun in the wave dipt his lingering ray - 160
There was an Irish lad - 16
There was Cormac O'Con - 141
There with fun we the stocking throw - 198
There's a dear little plant that grows in our isle - 106
Tho' Late I Was Plump - 269
Tho' late I was plump, round, and jolly - 269
Tho' Leixlip Is Proud - 78
Tho' Leixlip is proud of its close shady bowers - 78
'Tis Whisky I Adore - 114
Touch, Dear Maid, the Trembling String, Oh - 181
Turn Thy Wand'ring Steps, Fair Maid - 236
Turn thy wand'ring steps, fair maid - 236
'Twas bus'ness requir'd I'd from Dublin be straying - 81
Twig of Shillelah, The - 19
Wandering Harper, The - 158
Wear with Me the Rosy Wreath - 215
Wear with me the rosy wreath - 215
What Can the Matter Be - 68
When at home with dad - 261
When first from Kilkenny, as fresh as a daisy - 71
When first I met young Teddy's eyes - 122
When I Breath'd a Last Adieu, Oh! - 164
When I took my departure from Dublin's sweet town - 33
When I was a boy in my father's mud edifice - 274
When I Was a Chicken - 74
When I was a chicken, as high as a hen - 74
When I was a mighty small boy - 257
When I was at home, I was merry and frisky - 135
When That Mild Eye Is Beaming, Oh! - 259
When War Was Heard - 183
When war was heard, and Erin's call - 183
Where Is the Vow, Ah! - 193
Where Liffey Rolls Its Silver Stream - 224
Where Liffey rolls its silver stream - 224
Where the grassy turf o'erhung with willow - 188
Where the Grassy Turf, &c. - 188
Where's the Rosy Smile - 147
Where's the rosy smile you gave me - 147
Why Do Yon Lovely Virgins Mourn - 207
Why do yon lovely virgins mourn - 207
Will You Sit in the Bow'r with Me, O - 239
Within this shelter'd mossy dell - 250
Without the help of gamut, note - 210
Won't you hail the leap year - 124
Ye good fellows all - 55
Ye winds and ye waves, bear my sorrows away - 245
You Never Did Hear of an Irishman's Fear - 119
You never did hear of an Irishman's fear - 119


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Subject: Index: Irish Folk-songs (Graves, Wood, 1897)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 17 Jan 09 - 03:07 PM

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Irish Folk-songs
The words by Alfred Perceval Graves
The airs arranged by Charles Wood
(London: Boosey & Co., 1897)

TITLE – AIR - PAGE
Beside the River Loune - Beside the River Loune - 19
Blackberry Blossom, The - The Blackberry Blossom - 37
Blackbird and the Thrush, The - The Blackbird and the Thrush - 133
Brave Irish Lad, The - The Brave Irish Lad - 129
Come Sit Down beside Me - Connemara Air - 63
Credhe's Lament for Cail - A Little Hour before Day - 103
Cuckoo Madrigal, The - The Cobbler of Castleberry - 1
Darby Kelly - Darby Kelly - 31
For I Had a Spirit above My Degree - For I Had a Spirit above My Degree - 95
Hey Ho, the Morning Dew - Hey Ho, the Morning Dew - 111
I'd Roam the World over with You - I'd Roam the World - 89
I'm the Boy for Bewitching Them - I'm the Boy for Bewitching Them - 67
Jug of Punch, The - The Robber - 121
Kerry Cow, The - The Spotted Cow - 11
Lost Child, The - Name unknown - 57
Love at My Heart - Daniel the Worthy - 15
Magic Mist, The - The Magic Mist - 81
Merchant's Daughter, The - The Merchant's Daughter - 5
O Love, 'Tis a Calm Starry Night - O Love, 'Tis a Calm Starry Night - 115
Over Here - Over There - 77
Sentry Box, The - The Sentry Box - 51
Song of Niamh of the Golden Tresses, The - The Wicked Kerryman - 43
Song of the Woods, The - Song of the Woods - 137
They Know Not My Heart - Coolun Das - 73
When We Were Boy and Girl - Nancy Vernon - 25


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Subject: Index: Irish Com-All-Ye's (O'Conor, 1901)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 05:22 PM

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Irish Com-All-Ye's:
A Repository of Ancient Irish Songs and Ballads—Comprising Patriotic, Descriptive, Historical and Humorous Gems, Characteristic of the Irish Race
Compiled and arranged by Manus O'Conor (New York: L. Lipkind, 1901)

Although the title page says "Irish Com-All-Ye's" the page heading on all the pages is "Songs and Ballads of Ireland."

CONTENTS.
Acushla Gal Machree - M. Doheny - 13
Adieu, My Own Dear Erin - J. J. Callanan - 35
Andy M'Elroe - - 85
Angel's Whisper, The - Moore - 34
Athlone Landlady, The - - 149
Avondhu - J. J. Callanan - 139
Bacon and Greens - - 62
Ballyhooley - - 73
Banks of Claudy, The - - 39
Banks of Sweet Dundee, The - - 68
Bantry Girl's Lament for Johnny, The - - 132
Bard of Armagh, The - - 50
Barney Brallaghan - - 45
Barney McCoy - - 134
Barney O'Hea - - 65
Battle of Fontenoy - Thomas Davis - 34
Battle of the Boyne - Colonel Blacker - 71
Beautiful Shamrock of Old Ireland - - 118
Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms - Moore - 120
Bellewstown Races - - 72
Bells of Shandon - Rev. F. Mahony - 24
Billy O'Rourke - - 99
Birth of Ireland, The - - 66
Blackbird, The - - 36
Blarney, The - Lover - 50
Boatman of Kinsale, The - Thomas Davis - 69
Bold Jack Donahoe - - 22
Bonny Bunch of Roses, The - - 127
Bonny Irish Boy - - 54
Bouchelleen Bawn - J. Keegan - 92
Boys of Kilkenny, The - - 44
Boys of Wexford, The - - 28
Brennen on the Moor - - 59
Brian the Brave - Thomas Moore - 48
Bride of Fallow, The - - 10
Bridget Donohue - - 89
Bridget Molloy - - 132
Brigade at Fontenoy, The - B. Bowling - 129
Bright Emerald Isle of the Sea - - 26
Brosna's Banks - J. Frazer - 108
Bryan O'Lynn - - 64
Burke's Dream - - 70
Cahal Mor of the Wine-Red Hand - - 103
Calm Avonree, The - John Locke - 91
Caoch, the Piper - J. Keegan - 31
Castlebar Boy, The - - 94
Celtic Cross, The - T. D. McGee - 45
Charming Judy Callaghan - Lover - 80
Colleen Bawn - - 30
Colleen Bawn, The - - 156
Colleen Dhas Cruthin Amoe - - 116
Come Back to Erin - - 103
Come Back to Your Old Irish Home - - 26
Convict and the Cross, The - - 124
Coolun, The - Martin McDermott - 64
Cormac - Thos. F. Wilford - 66
Corporal Casey - - 21
County Jail - - 121
County of Mayo, The - Geo. Fox - 41
Cow That Ate the Piper, The - - 29
Crooskeen Lawn - Dion Boucicault - 54
Croppy Boy, The - Carroll Malone - 11
Cup o' Tay, A - - 7
Cushla-Mo-Chree - J. F. Waller - 65
Darby Kelly - - 155
Darling Old Stick - - 51
Darrynane - D. F. MacCarthy - 125
Dear Emerald Isle, The - Geo. W. York - 110
Dear Irish Boy, The - - 57
Dear Little Shamrock, The - - 112
Dear Old Ireland - - 111
Dear Praties - - 152
Death of Owen Roe, The - - 104
Dermot Astore - Mrs. Crawford - 146
Dermot O'Dowd - Lover - 74
Digging for Gould - - 43
Donal Kenny - J. H. Casey - 25
Donnelly and Cooper - - 27
Donnybrook Fair - - 52
Doran's Ass - - 43
Drimmin Dubh Dheelish - - 19
Drinane Dhun - D. F. MacCarthy - 63
Dublin Bay - - 156
Ellen Bawn - J. C. Mangan - 22
Emerald Isle, The - - 153
Emmet's Death - - 69
Emmet's Farewell to His Sweetheart - - 109
Enniskillen Dragoon, The - - 78
Erin - - 59
Erin, My Country - Wm. M. Comb - 42
Erin-Go-Bragh - - 73
Erin's Green Shore - - 38
Erin's Lovely Home - - 25
Exile of Erin, The - Thomas Campbell - 41
Exiles of Erin, The - - 100
Fairy Boy, The - Samuel Lover - 150
Fairy Well, The - - 147
Fan Fitzgerl - A. P. Graves - 92
Father Molloy - Samuel Lover - 17
Father O'Flynn - - 29
Father Tom O'Neil - - 8
Felon's Love, The - J. K. Casey - 101
Fenian's Escape, The - - 55
Flaming O'Flanagans - - 96
Fortune in the Fire - - 148
Four-Leaved Shamrock, The - - 137
Fox Hunt, The - - 124
Gael and the Green, The - - 84
Garryowen - - 32
Gathering of the Mahonys, The - - 100
Gille Machree - Herald Griffin - 34
Girl of Dunbwy, The - Thomas Davis - 52
Give Me Three Grains of Corn, Mother - - 85
Glass of Whisky - - 134
Glen of the Lakes, The - Rev. T. A. Butler - 128
Glenfinishk - J. O'Leary - 147
Goat, The - - 140
Good-by, Mike, Good-by, Pat - - 33
Gougaune Barra - - 107
Gramachree Molly - - 158
Grandfather Brian - - 121
Grave of Wolfe Tone, The - - 39
Green above the Red, The - - 58
Green Flag, The - - 97
Green Isle, The - - 159
Green Linnet, The - - 10
Groves of Blarney - - 33
Harp That Once - Moore - 10
Harp Without the Crown, The - Carroll Malone - 122
Harpstrings - Rev. J. P. Lonargan - 8
Heenan and Sayers - - 76
Here's a Health to Sweet Erin - D. Ryan - 157
"Holly and Ivy" Girl, The - J. Keegan - 37
Holycross Abbey - B. Simmons - 139
Hosanna Carney - - 68
How Erin Was Born - - 116
How Paddy Stole the Rope - - 68
Hurling of the Green - D. Holland - 56
Husband's Dream, The - - 67
I Dreamed That Old Ireland Was Free - - 26
I Love Old Ireland Still - - 121
I'm Not Myself at All - Lover - 22
I'm Proud I'm an Irishman Born - - 123
I'm Proud I'm an Irishman's Son - - 88
Innishowen - C. G. Duffy - 130
Ireland Will Yet Be Free - - 129
Ireland's Protest - F. L. - 93
Ireland's Welcome - Richard O. S. Burke - 87
Irish Castles - - 90
Irish Coquetry - - 89
Irish Emigrant, The - Countess of Gifford - 156
Irish Girl, The - - 15
Irish Girl's Opinion, An - - 66
Irish Hurrah, The - - 49
Irish Mary John Banim - - 21
Irish Molly O - - 52
Irish Mother's Dream, The - - 129
Irish National Hymn - - 125
Irish Peasant Girl, The - John Banim - 126
Irish Refugee, The - - 53
Irish Spree, The - - 80
Irish Stranger, The - - 111
Irish Volunteer, The - C. Dibdin - 17
Irish Wedding, The - - 57
Irishman, The - James Orr - 119
Irishman's Shanty, The - - 118
Irishmen of To-Day, The - - 132
Jennie, I'm Not Jesting - A. P. Graces - 37
Johnny Doyle - - 16
Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye - - 92
Judy McCarty - - 18
Jug of Punch - - 154
Kate Kearney - Chas. Lever - 17
Kate O'Brien - - 112
Kate of Arraglen - D. Lane - 51
Kate of Kenmare - D. F. McCarthy - 70
Kate of Killashee - Wm. Collins - 62
Kate O'Ryan - - 91
Kathleen Ban Adair - Thomas Davis - 32
Kathleen Mavourneen - - 86
Kathleen's Fetch - - 153
Katty Avourneen - - 97
Katy's Letter - Lady Dufferin - 130
Kerry Dance - - 46
Kerry Recruit, The - - 95
Kilkenny Boy, The - - 157
Kill or Cure - - 40
Killarney - - 81
Kilruddery Hunt, The - - 135
Kitty Neil - D. F. McCarthy - 55
Kitty of Coleraine - - 44
Kitty Tyrrell - Lover - 12
Lads who Live in Ireland - - 47
Lady of Knock, The - - 78
Lakes of Cold Finn - - 15
Lament of Granu Wail - Hugh Harkin - 133
Lamentation of James Rodgers - - 24
Land of Potatoes, Oh! The - - 73
Land of the Shillelah, The - - 158
Lanigan's Ball - - 100
Lanty Leary - Samuel Lover - 118
Larry Magee's Wedding - Lover - 83
Larry McHale - Lover - 115
Larry O'Gaff - - 55
Larry's on the Force - Irwin Russell - 140
Limerick Is Beautiful - Dion Boucicault - 12
Loch Ina - - 148
Love in Reality - J. F. Waller - 88
Lovely Mary Donnelly - Allingham - 96
Lover's Complaint, The - - 112
Love's Warning - Edward Kenealy - 82
Love's Young Dream - Moore - 110
Love-Sick Maid, The - - 158
Low Back Car, The - - 87
Mac's and the O's, The - - 79
Maggie's Secret - - 143
Maid of Ballyhaunis - - 157
Maid of Castle Craigh, The - - 146
Maid of Sweet Gorteen, The - - 31
Mantel So Green - - 38
Mary Le More - - 11
Mary Machree - - 154
Mary of the Curls - Moore - 92
Mary of Tipperary - Samuel Lover - 49
Mary of Tralee - J. M. Carpenter - 159
McCarthy's Mare - - 110
McDonald's Return to Glenco - - 136
McFadden's Pic-Nic - - 39
Meeting of the Waters, The - Thomas Moore - 54
Memory of the Dead, The - - 48
Men of Tipperary, The - Thomas Davis - 21
Michael Dwyer - - 44
Mike's Courtship - - 138
Mister Finagan - - 42
Mister Michael Murphy - - 131
Mo Craoibhin Cno - Edward Walsh - 29
Molleen Oge - A. P. Graves - 54
Mollie Darling - - 101
Molly Asthore - Lover - 122
Molly Brallaghan - - 41
Molly Carew - Samuel Lover - 107
Molly Muldoon - - 97
Monks of the Screw, The - J. P. Curran - 37
Morning on the Irish Coast - John Locke - 135
Morrisey and the Russian - - 30
Morrissey and the Benicia Boy - - 44
Mother, He's Going Away - S. Lover - 71
Mrs. McLaughlin's Party - - 61
My Bonnie Laboring Boy - - 84
My Emmet's No More - - 143
My Good-Looking Man - - 7
My Noble Irish Girl - L. Reynolds M.D. - 35
Nancy, the Pride of the West - - 150
Nell Flaherty's Drake - - 14
Nora McShane - - 50
Nora O'Neal - - 141
Norah Creina - Thomas Moore - 144
Norah Darling, Don't Believe Them - - 149
Norah Magee - - 157
O, Sons of Erin - Rev. Wm. J. McClure - 122
O'Donnell Abu - - 98
O'Donnell the Avenger - - 27
O'Donovan's Daughter - Edward Walsh - 28
O'Farrell the Fiddler - - 90
Oh! Steer My Bark to Erin's Isle - F. H. Bayly - 155
Oh! the Marriage - Thomas Davis - 7
Oh, Erin, My Country - - 93
Oh, Molly, I Can't Say You're Honest - Lover - 14
Old Bog Hole, The - - 65
Old Church, The - Tyrone Power - 104
Old Country Party, The - - 95
Old Farmer's Discourse, The - - 102
Old Ireland I Adore - James Walsh - 113
Old Ireland's Hearts and Hands - - 142
Old Land Marks on the Shannon - J. F. O'Donnell - 102
Old Leather Breeches, The - - 75
Old Plaid Shawl, The - - 84
One Bottle More - - 23
One of the Brave Connaught Rangers - H. Wincott - 104
One Pound Two - - 20
Orange and Green - Gerald Griffin - 138
Orangeman's Wife - Carroll Malone - 46
O'Reilly the Fisherman - - 49
Ould Docther Mack - - 114
Ould Ireland So Green - - 98
Ould Ireland, You're My Darlin' - - 126
Paddy at the Theatre - - 48
Paddy Blake's Echo - Lover - 94
Paddy Carey - - 20
Paddy Magee's Dream - - 99
Paddy McGee - - 84
Paddy Miles - - 99
Paddy, Ye Rascal - - 160
Paddy's Curiosity Shop - - 145
Paddy's Panacea - Joseph Lunn - 155
Paddy's Pastoral Rhapsody - - 38
Pastheen Fion - Samuel Ferguson - 47
Pat and the Priest - - 120
Pat Malloy - - 116
Pat Malony's Family - - 128
Pat of Mullingar - - 10
Pat O'Hara - - 20
Pat Roach at the Play - - 117
Pater Noster - M. J. Heffernan - 18
Patrick Riley - - 35
Patrick Sheehan - - 72
Patriots of Ireland - - 134
Pat's Letter - - 105
Pat's Love - J. D. W. - 96
Peasant's Bride, The - - 123
Petticoat Lane - - 18
Pillar Towers of Ireland, The - - 137
Poacher, The - Chas. G. Halpine - 23
Poor Man's Labor Never Done, The - - 31
Poor Pat Must Emigrate - - 106
Pretty Girl of Loch Dan, The - S. Ferguson - 109
Pretty Maid Milking Her Cow, The - - 58
Pretty Mary, the Dairyman's Daughter - - 113
Private Still, A - - 60
Rakes of Mallow, The - - 93
Reconciliation, The - John Banim - 94
Rich and Rare Were the Gems She Wore - Moore - 111
Riding Double - - 132
Rigged Out - T. D. Sullivan - 119
Rising of the Moon, The - J. K. Casey - 111
River Boyne, The - T. D. McGee - 152
River Roe, The - - 47
Robert Emmett - Wm. Geoghegan - 106
Rock of Cashel, The - Rev. Dr. Murray - 145
Rocky Road to Dublin - - 19
Rory of the Hills - - 74
Rory O'More - Lover - 90
Rory's Kissing School - - 149
Rose of Kenmare, The - Sheridan - 26
Rose of Killarney - - 142
Rose of Tralee, The - - 80
Sacret Yez Trusted to Me, The - Mrs. Edward Thomas - 153
Saint Patrick Was a Gentleman - - 105
Savourneen Deelish - - 13
Search the Page of History - - 76
Shamrock and Laurel, The - Rev. Wm. McClure - 56
Shamrock from the Irish Shore, The - D. F. MacCarthy - 140
Shamrock on Patrick's Day - - 102
Shamrock Shore, The - - 74
Shamus O'Brien - - 160
Shan Van Vogh - - 32
Shane Dymas' Daughter - - 142
Shaun's Head - John Savage - 36
Shillelah, The - - 68
Shule Aroon - - 110
Siege of Maynooth, The - - 108
Skibbereen - - 88
Slattery's Mounted Fut - - 83
Smiggy Maglooral - - 143
Soggarth Aroon - Ferguson - 82
Song of Innisfail - Thomas Moore - 67
Song of the Irish Exile - John Banim - 133
Sons of Hibernia, The - - 150
Spinning-Wheel Song - J. F. Waller - 151
Sprig of Shillelah, The - - 13
St. Patrick's Day - J. F. Waller - 144
St. Patrick's Martyrs - - 12
"Stamping Out" - "Miles O'Reilly" - 57
Star of Glengary, The - - 11
Sweet Erin, My Country - P. A. Carroll - 131
Sweet Girls of Derry, The - J. E. Carpenter - 158
Sweet Innisfallen - Moore - 115
Sweet Irish Girl Is the Darling for Me, A - - 150
Sweet Irish Girl Is the Darling, A - - 133
Sweet Kathleen, the Girl I Adore - P. A. Carroll - 146
Sweet Kilkenny Town - - 151
Sweet Songs of Erin Asthore - P. A. Carroll - 141
Tan Yard Side, The - - 25
Teddy McGlynn - - 82
Teddy O'Monaghan's Courtship - - 62
Teddy O'Neal - - 14
Terence's Farewell to Kathleen - Countess Gifford - 89
Terry Malone - - 151
Terry O'Rann - - 60
Terry O'Roon and His Wonderful Tune - J. E. Carpenter - 147
That Rogue Reilly - - 57
Tim Finigan's Wake - - 136
Tim McCarthy's Daughter - - 81
Tipperary - - 67
Tipperary Christening, The - - 15
To Sustain the Family Reputation - - 40
Tony Lumpkin's Song - Oliver Goldsmith - 123
True Irish King, The - - 126
True Lover's Discussion, The - - 11
Twelve Stone Two - - 79
Up for the Green - - 50
Valley Lay Smiling Before Me, The - Moore - 137
Vat and the Pig - J. E. Carpenter - 148
Virgin Mary's Bank, The - J. J. Callanan - 77
Volunteers, The - M. O. B. - 117
Waterford Boys, The - - 115
We May Roam thro' This World - Moore - 127
Wearing of the Green, The - - 40
Wearing of the Green, The - Dion Boucicault - 69
Wearing of the Green, The - H. G. Curran - 130
Wedding of Ballyporeen, The - - 63
What Irish Boys Can Do - - 23
What Will You Do, Love - Lover - 139
Where the Grass Grows Green - - 144
Whistling Thief, The - Samuel Lover - 154
Why Can't Paddy Be a Gentleman? - - 9
Why Write You a Ditty? - Rev. J. P. Lonargan - 9
Widow Machree - Chas. Lever - 53
Widow Malone - Chas. Lever - 62
Widow McCarty, The - Samuel Lover - 9
Widow McGee - Samuel Lover - 86
Widow's Message to Her Son, The - - 16
Wild Irish Boy, The - - 26
Willy Reilly - - 86
Winnie's Welcome - - 117
Wirrasthrue - Gerald Griffin - 154
Woman of Three Cows, The - J. C. Morgan - 120
Won't You Leave Us a Lock of Your Hair - J. J. Waller - 103
Woods of Kylinoe, The - L. N. F. - 114
Written in Letters of Gold - - 75
Yellow Meal - - 56
You Remember, Ellen - Moore - 141
Youghall Harbor - - 95
You're Welcome as Flowers in May - J. E. Carpenter - 152



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Subject: RE: Irish Songbook Index PermaThread
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Oct 09 - 07:22 PM

Just came across Hyland's Hibernian Songster of 1901, online.


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Subject: Index: Songs of Struggle and Protest (McDonnell)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 14 Nov 10 - 02:37 AM

Songs of Struggle and Protest, edited by John McDonnell (Mercier Press, Cork and Dublin, 1979)
140 pages, paperback


CONTENTS
Early popular struggles page
The French Revolution and the tide of republicanism
Starvation and resistance
19th century revolutionary and democratic movements
Industrial life and the growth of Trade Unions
The fight against exploitation- industrial and racial
Joe Hill-the man who never died
1913.1916
The struggle against fascism
The times they are a-changin'


The Songs:
1. The Cutty Wren
2. The Rocks of Bawn
3. Such a parcel of rogues in a nation
4. Wae's me for Prince Charlie
5. La Marsellaise
6. Henry Joy
7. A man's a man for a' that
8. Skibbereen
9. The West's Asleep
10. The song of the lower classes
11. The Internationale
12. The Red Flag
13. The coal-owner and the pitman's wife
14. The Durham lock-out
15. The strike
16. Fourpence a day
17. The banks of the Dee
18. William Brown
19. My master and I
20. Solidarity forever
21. Run to Jesus
22. The Ludlow massacre
23. Oh! Freedom
24. My will
25. Casey Jones — The Union Scab
26. Joe Hill
27. Jim Larkin RIP
28. Dublin City
29. The Citizen Army
30. Be moderate
31. A rebel song
32. James Connolly
33. Connolly (poem)
34. The peat-bog soldiers
35. Bandiera Rossa
36. Jarama
37. Jamie Foyers
38. The sun is burning
39. If you miss me at the back of the bus
40. In contempt
41. The times they are a-changin'
42. The fifth day of October
43. The men behind the wire
44. The travellers' campaign
45. The ballad of Sharpville



Appendices:
1. Important events in the life of James Connolly
2. Writings of James Connolly
3. Important events in the life of Jim Larkin

Bibliography
Discography
Some sources and recordings


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Subject: RE: Irish Songbook Index PermaThread
From: harmonic miner
Date: 29 Mar 11 - 05:25 AM

Folksongs and ballads popular in Ireland : vol.1 / collected, arranged & edited by John Loesberg. Vol. 1
by Loesberg, John.
Ossian Publications, 1980.
Subjects Folk songs, Irish (English language) -- Ireland.


Description: 61p. : music

Contents: Will you come to the bower -- Muirsheen Durkin -- Old maid in the garret -- Mary from Dungloe -- In Dublin's fair city -- Brian O'Linn -- Spinningwheel song -- The leaving of Liverpool -- The foggy dew -- Lonely banna strand -- Carrickfergus -- Jug of punch -- The bonny boy -- Molly Ban -- Slievenamon -- Baidin Fheilimi -- Bunclody -- She moved through the fair -- My singing bird -- The Bold Fenian Men -- My Marry with the curling hair -- The castle of Dromore -- Eileen Aroon -- Love is pleasing -- On the banks of the roses -- Spancil hill -- Quare Bungle Rye -- The Rose of Tralee -- A nation one again -- The lambs on the green hills -- Ths Spanish lady -- Will you go lassie, go? The rising of the moon -- Oró sé do bheatha Bhaile -- Skibbereen -- The mountains of Mourne -- The cliffs of Dooneen -- Connemara cradle song -- The wild rover -- Boulavogue -- The lark in the clear air -- Kevin Barry -- I'll tell me ma -- Whiskey in the jar -- The lowlands of Holland -- Joe Hill -- Mary Hamilton -- The house of the rising sun -- Scarborough fair -- Amazing Grace
Contents (Words and unacc. melodies):.


Folksongs & ballads popular in Ireland : Vol.2 / collected, arranged and edited by John Loesberg. Vol. 2
by Loesberg, John.
Ossian Publications, 1980.
Subjects Folk songs, Irish (English language) -- Ireland.

Ballads, Irish (English).

ISBN: 094600501X(pbk.) :


Description: 72p. : ill., music, drawings ; 21cm.

Contents: Contents (Words and unacc. melodies): The raggle taggle gypsies -- The shores of Amerikay -- Peggy Gordon -- I know my love -- The holy ground -- Mrs McGrath -- I'm a rover and seldom sober -- The blacksmith -- The West's awake -- Danny boy -- The whistlin' gypsy rover -- The beggerman's song -- Avondale -- Nora -- Kelly the boy from Killanne -- The banks of the Ohio -- Maids when you're young -- The Galway races -- Sam Hall -- Boston City -- The nightingale -- My lagan love -- I know where I'm going -- Glory o, to our bold Fenian men -- Carrigdhoun -- Van Dieman's land -- The Curragh of Kildare -- The drunken sailor -- The well below the valley -- The croppy boy -- The riddle song -- Johnny I hardly knew yeh -- Still I love him -- The road to Dundee -- Plaisir d'amour -- The hills of Connemara -- Paddy works on the railway -- The praties -- Fare thee well Enniskillen -- The Limerick rake -- The wild colonial boy -- Hush little baby -- All 'round my hat -- Sally gardens -- The parting glass.


Folksongs and ballads popular in Ireland : vol.3 / collected, arranged & edited by John Loesberg. Vol. 3
by Loesberg, John.
Ossian Publications, 1980.
Subjects Folk songs, Irish (English language) -- Ireland.


Description: 61p. : music

Contents: Bread and fishes-- As i roved out -- Down by the liffeyside -- Red is the rose -- Down where the bees are hummin' -- Fiddler's green -- Where my Eileen is waiting -- Old woman from Wexford -- The band played waltzing Mathilda -- Sweet Carnloch Bay -- I never will Marry -- The rose of Allendale -- Monto -- Master McGrath -- The town i loved so well -- The banks of my own lovely Lee -- Henry my son -- Dicey Reilly -- Hot asphalt -- The Jolly Beggar -- Bold Thady Quill -- Limerick is beautiful -- The bard of Armagh -- Lanigan's Ball -- The sea around us -- Four green fields -- Raglan road -- Arthur Mc Bride -- Finnegan's wake -- The green fields of France -- Mc Alpine 's fusileers -- The zoological gardens -- The rocky road to Dublin -- Kimmage -- All for me grog -- Do you want your old lobby -- The lark in the morning -- Only our rivers run free -- The Glendalough Saint -- The bog down in the Valley-O -- Dublin Jack of all trades -- Greenland whale fisheries -- The shoals of herring -- Henry Joy -- Since Maggie went away -- The Waxie's dargle -- The star of the county down -- A bunch of thyme -- Reilly's daughter --
Contents (Words and unacc. melodies):.


Folksongs & ballads popular in Ireland : Vol. 4 / collected, arranged and edited by John Loesberg.
by Loesberg, John.
Ossian Publications, 1989.
Subjects Folk songs, Irish (English language) -- Ireland.

Ballads, Irish (English).


Description: 100p. : ill., music, drawings ; 21cm.

Contents: Contents: As I leave behind Neidin (**) -- From Clare to here (**) -- My Irish Molly-O (**) -- John O'Dreams (**) -- The streets of New York (**) -- The good ship Kangaroo (**) -- Lovely Leitrim (**) -- Nancy Myles (**) -- Shanagolden (**) -- The rare oul' times (**) -- Paddy's Green shamrock shore (**) -- Come back Paddy Reilly (**) -- Fear an bhata (**) -- Old rustic bridge by the mill (**) -- Pat Murphy's meadow (**) -- Easy and slow (**) -- It's a long way to Tipperary (**) -- Galway Bay (**) -- Nora Lee (**) -- St. Patrick was a gentleman (**) -- The snowy-breasted pearl (**) -- The old bog road (**) -- Red-haired Mary (**) -- Limerick, you're a lady (**) -- The green hills of Clare (**) -- The Blarney roses (**) -- Where the three countries meet (**) -- Galway Bay(2) (**) -- A place in the choir (**) -- The cobbler (**) -- The fields of Athenry (**) -- The little beggarman (**) -- The peeler and the goat (**) -- Sweet Thames flow softly (**) -- The green fields of America (**) -- The old triangle (**) -- The mermaid (**) -- Lough Sheelin's side (**) -- The reason I left Mullingar (**) -- The skillet pot (**) -- My Cavan girl (**) -- Eileen Oge (**) -- O'Sullivan's John (**) -- Beautiful City (**) -- Dingle Bay (**) -- The hills of Kerry (**) -- Song for Ireland (**) -- The garden song (**) -- 21 years (21 years) (**) -- James Connolly (**).


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Subject: RE: Irish Songbook Index PermaThread
From: Rapparee
Date: 29 Mar 11 - 08:46 PM

Is it possible to get a list of the titles already indexed? I have several books but I don't want to duplicate what's already here.


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Subject: RE: Irish Songbook Index PermaThread
From: Joe Offer
Date: 29 Mar 11 - 08:50 PM

Hi, Rap-
All the Irish books are in this thread. You'll notice I've gussied up the songbook titles in the index messages that have been here a while. You can search this thread for the titles of your books by using [CTRL-F]. Other songbook index threads are listed in the crosslinks up top, but this is the only Irish one.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Irish Songbook Index PermaThread
From: Lighter
Date: 08 Dec 11 - 09:30 AM

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Subject: RE: Irish Songbook Index PermaThread
From: AmyLove
Date: 08 May 16 - 10:13 PM

The Universal Irish Song Book; A Complete Collection of the Songs and Ballads of Ireland (P J Kenedy, publisher) (528 pages) is available on archive.org here.


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Subject: RE: Irish Songbook Index PermaThread
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 25 Sep 17 - 09:56 AM

Francis & Day's album of FAMOUS IRISH SONGS
There is an index somewhere on line, as it was recently used to hunt down the lyrics for Delaney's Donkey. But it is probably worth including it here as well.

Dear little shamrock, the          p2 (arranged Dudley E Bayford)
Delaney's Donkey                   p7 (words & music by William Hargreaves)
Flanagan                           p20 (Written & composed by C W Murphy & Will Letters) (Sung by Florrie Forde)
Has anybody here seen Kelly?       p26 (Written & composed by C W Murphy & Will Letters)
Is your mother in, Molly Malone?    p4 (words & music by Mills & Everard)
Little Annie Rooney                p10 (Words & music by Michael Nolan)
Maggie Murphy's home               p12 (Words by Edward Harrigan; Music by Dave Braham; Arranged by Dudley E Bayford)
Mary from Tipperary                p23 (Words by F W Mark; music by H E Darewski)
On Mother Kelly's doorstep         p17 (Words & music by Geo A Stevens)
Singer was Irish, the             p14 (Words & music by C W Murphy & Harry Castling)


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