Irish Street Ballads Author:Colm O Lochlainn A choice collection, made by Colm O Lochlainn, of 102 songs -- all well worth singing. Many of them are of respectable antiquity -- 200 years or so -- and many more were made in fairly recent times, e.g. "The Foot and Mouth Disease," "Bachelor's Walk," "... more »The Ragman's Ball," Grave and gay, old and new, rich and rare, free and easy, this book holds many songs which will be loved the world over.
Every song has its tune, many of them now first published, and nearly all of them are adorned with woodcuts, taken from old Dublin broadsheet ballads. There are also a few notes appended for the guidance of those who delight in delving for further fragments of forgotten lore. A delightful companion for the traveler or weekender, camper or caravanner, tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor, rich man, poor man -- in fact, for the world and Garret Reilly.« less