Abhrain Ata Leagtha AR an Reachtuire, Or, Songs Ascribed to Raftery; Being the Fifth Chapter of the Songs of Connacht

Abhrain Ata Leagtha AR an Reachtuire, Or, Songs Ascribed to Raftery; Being the Fifth Chapter of the Songs of Connacht

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...think it prettier how you cut (your cloth) Than how you shape your lies. f And we saw how Baitery himself said: --V shoemaker on a stool, if he were to make only a boot, Young women would like to be near him, Or a tailor on a table and his scissors in oi ler, If he only were to cut out a coat or a cap. They say that history comes back again in the same shape that it was before, and so when Baftery was living it chanced that another tailor eloped with another wife of another Bedhaired Man, as had happened a hundred or two hundred years before, when the song was first made, and Baftery composed a second song about the matter to the same air as the old song, I would not have believed that there was really a second tailor and a second Bed-haired Man's Wife, except that I got the story from my friend, Mr. O'Naughton, as he got it himself from the mouth of a person in Oonnemara. He got the song from Comyn, and the part that Comyn had not got, I got from Glynn. Here is the story which went with the song, just as I got it from Naughton in his own words: --through the bed, thimbles and a'" to the same effect: --"There5s some that are dowie I trow wud 'be fain To see the bit tailor come skippin' again." STOEY OF THE BED-HAIEED MAN'S WIFE. The Eed-haired Man's house, and the house of the girl's father, were situated close together in the county Mayo. The trade and livelihood that the Eed Man had was buying stockings and selling them again, and he succeeded in making considerable riches out of this work, but the girl's father was poor enough. At last the stocking merchant considered that it was time for him to settle down, and he asked his neighbour for his daughter. That was just what his neighbour wanted, and on St. Patrick's Eve the...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236567005
  • 9781236567000