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Origins: The Limerick Ballads

GUEST,GUEST 10 Jun 13 - 05:34 PM
GUEST,GUEST (again again) 10 Jun 13 - 05:37 PM
GUEST,GUEST 11 Jun 13 - 12:53 AM
Noreen 11 Jun 13 - 09:31 PM
Vic Smith 27 Aug 20 - 10:30 AM
Vic Smith 27 Aug 20 - 10:31 AM
Vic Smith 27 Aug 20 - 10:44 AM
Richard Mellish 27 Aug 20 - 01:23 PM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 27 Aug 20 - 02:13 PM
Joe_F 28 Aug 20 - 06:13 PM
Vic Smith 29 Aug 20 - 10:29 AM
Richard Mellish 29 Aug 20 - 05:10 PM
Thompson 30 Aug 20 - 07:07 AM
Mrrzy 30 Aug 20 - 07:52 AM
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Subject: Origins: The Limerick Ballads
From: GUEST,GUEST
Date: 10 Jun 13 - 05:34 PM

I thought people might be interesting in this topic I have just found on the web:
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/borodance/mud_e_ceilidh_limerick.htm


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Limerick Ballads
From: GUEST,GUEST (again again)
Date: 10 Jun 13 - 05:37 PM

Third time lucky -
The Limerick Ballads


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Limerick Ballads
From: GUEST,GUEST
Date: 11 Jun 13 - 12:53 AM

This is probably the better link.

Young Will, who thought Barbara was luvverly,
Fell ill with no chance of recovery.
   He said "I'm besotted",
   But she said "Get knotted";
Which they did, when they died, with some shrubbery.


Limerick Ballads


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Limerick Ballads
From: Noreen
Date: 11 Jun 13 - 09:31 PM

Excellent research!
I think I'll try one or two at the Black Diamond soon :)


Dressed up as a man, Miss Sovay
Robbed her boyfriend out on the highway.
   "Your ring to me give."
   "No, not while I live!"
Which, thank God, was the right thing to say.


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Limerick Ballads
From: Vic Smith
Date: 27 Aug 20 - 10:30 AM

Barbara Allen - A very sad tale
Seems beloved by female and male
In Roud there's most hits
People love it to bits
In spite of no murder or ale.


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Limerick Ballads
From: Vic Smith
Date: 27 Aug 20 - 10:31 AM

Lord Bateman - he landed in jail
Where he found he had much to bewail
In order to please
Susie gave him the keys
And a marriage ended the tale


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Limerick Ballads
From: Vic Smith
Date: 27 Aug 20 - 10:44 AM

A drunk finds a man in his bed.
"It's a turnip!" his wife then she said.
"Well, that's very odd!"
said the silly old sod.
But it turned out the man was a Swede.


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Limerick Ballads
From: Richard Mellish
Date: 27 Aug 20 - 01:23 PM

I love the Barbara Allen one, but the ntlworld link in the early posts on this thread no longer works. Anyone know where the others might be found now?


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Limerick Ballads
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 27 Aug 20 - 02:13 PM

Richard there is a page on the Wayback machine: The Limerick Ballads.

It appears to be have been done by Lawrence Heath.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Limerick Ballads
From: Joe_F
Date: 28 Aug 20 - 06:13 PM

A long time ago I read of a proposal to translate Homer:

I sing of the wrath of Achilles,
Who gave the Achaeans the willies.
    Come tell me, O muse,
    Of how Troy got the goose
And of battles that really were dillies.


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Limerick Ballads
From: Vic Smith
Date: 29 Aug 20 - 10:29 AM

King Orfeo called out, "I will slay
Those fairies who stole her away."
He took out his banjo
The Fey Folk cried, "Oh No!"
And hastened her home straightway


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Limerick Ballads
From: Richard Mellish
Date: 29 Aug 20 - 05:10 PM

Thanks Mick.


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Limerick Ballads
From: Thompson
Date: 30 Aug 20 - 07:07 AM

"Got the goose"? What's the meaning of this idiom?


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Limerick Ballads
From: Mrrzy
Date: 30 Aug 20 - 07:52 AM

I thought it meant Ended up being goosed.

Ok I try one:

A poor man while loving a maid
Died of grief but her parents ne'er said
When he rose to go get her
She lent him her sweater
Then found on his corpse where he laid.

Well, it was her handkerchief, but still.


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Limerick Ballads
From: Vic Smith
Date: 30 Aug 20 - 08:46 AM

Seven brothers walked in with light tred
Found sister with Saunders in bed
Said the six, "Let them be."
Said the one, "Don't agree."
By the time he was done they were dead.


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Limerick Ballads
From: Thompson
Date: 31 Aug 20 - 04:29 AM

When the country came down with Covidia
Taoiseach said, "Stay in bed, lads, I bid ya
"Buy flour and buy seeds
"All the TP yiz needs
"Or ye'll die in short order, I don't kid ya"


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