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Happy! - Oct 15 (Lord Edward Fitzgerald)

Abby Sale 15 Oct 05 - 10:40 AM
Jimmy C 16 Oct 05 - 12:12 AM
Le Scaramouche 16 Oct 05 - 07:57 AM
Thompson 16 Jan 16 - 06:33 AM
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Subject: Happy! - Oct 15 (Lord Edward Fitzgerald)
From: Abby Sale
Date: 15 Oct 05 - 10:40 AM


Happy Birthday!

United Irishman rebel,

Lord Edward Fitzgerald

born 10/15/1763
(after resisting arrest, he died of wounds in Newgate June 4, 1827)

        To the Currach of Kildare
        The boys they will repair,
        And Lord Edward will be there,
         Says the Shan Van Vocht. [sic]

                "The Shan Van Vocht" ("The poor old woman" - ie, Ireland)
             from Gambit Book Of Popular Verse, Geof Grigson

Copyright © 2005, Abby Sale - all rights reserved
What are Happy's all about?    See Notes and Index


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Subject: RE: Happy! - Oct 15 (Lord Edward Fitzgerald)
From: Jimmy C
Date: 16 Oct 05 - 12:12 AM

15 Oct 1763    Lord Edward Fitzgerald, the twelfth of the 18 children of the first Duke of Leinster and his wife Emily Lennox, sister of the third Duke of Richmond, was born in London. After the birth, the family returned to Kildare, but their main residence was their summerhouse, Frescati, in Blackrock, County Dublin. The family was Ireland's largest landholder, and it was the Duke who had Leinster House built as his Dublin residence when parliament was sitting. (RMD; 25 May 1998).br

To the Currach of Kildare         
Ten Thousand will be there
With their pikes in good repair
Says the Shan Van Vocht.


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Subject: RE: Happy! - Oct 15 (Lord Edward Fitzgerald)
From: Le Scaramouche
Date: 16 Oct 05 - 07:57 AM

The Aristocrats is a pretty good book.


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Subject: RE: Happy! - Oct 15 (Lord Edward Fitzgerald)
From: Thompson
Date: 16 Jan 16 - 06:33 AM

Any songs about Lord Edward?


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