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(Believe me I tell you no fable,)
And then planted it full on the table.
And they all took a hawl at the stingo,
But I've nought in my larder but mutton,
Except an unchristian-like glutton."
you tell me is nothing but gammon;
How the snakes, in a manner most antic,
And trundled them into th' Atlantic.
The people of Ireland determine ;
As you'd meet from Fair Head to Kilcrumper,
Yet here goes his health in a bumper!
He might by art magic replenish;
Because all the liquor is out!
LAMENT OF A CONNAUGHT RANGER.
Air.Lamentation over Sir Dan. With the melancholy expression of days gone by.
I wish to St Patrick we had a new war, I'd not care who 'twas
with, nor what it was for; With the French, or the Yankees, or,
better again, With the yellow mulattoes of Lisbon or Spain.
So bad luck to the minute that brought us the peace,
When you go courting a neat or a dainty lass, Don't you be sighing, er
res- -dy to faint, a-las! Little she'd care for such pluckless philandering,
Sir T. Picton, who commanded the 4th division in the Peninsular War. It was chiefly composed of Irishmen, and was called the “ fighting division,” from its constant activity in engaging. The Connaught Rangers, (the 88th,) was one regiment of this most dashing brigade ; and many a saying of Sir T's. is treasured up by them, for be was a great favourite from his gallant habits.
+ A common phrase among the Irish soldiery for charging with the bayonet.
rogue, you rapperee, Arrah, have at her like Paddy O'Raf-fer-ty.
thief, you rogue, you rapparee! Arrah, have at her like Paddy O'Rafferty.
Oh you thief, you rogue, you rapparee,
Oh you, &c.
Oh you, &c.
Tune.-Groves of the Pool.
JERRY Mahony, arrah, my jewel, Come let us be off to the
fair, For the Donovans, all in their glory, Most certainly mean to be
* No allusion here to C. N. Esq.
bull - & - boo words to maintain.
1. JERRY Mahony,* arrah, my jewel, come, let us be off to the fair, For the Donovans all in their glory most certainly mean to be there; Says they, “ The whole Mahony faction we'll banish 'em out clear and clean.” But it never was yet in their breeches, their bullaboo words to maintain.
2. There's Darby to head us, and Barney, as civil a man as yet spoke, 'Twould make your mouth water to see him, just giving a bit of a stroke; There's Corney, the bandy-legg'd tailor, a boy of the true sort of stuff, Who'd fight though the black blood was flowing like butter-milk out of his buff.
5. · We muster a hundred shillelahs, all handled by elegant men, Who batter'd the Donovans often, and now will go do it again ; To-day we will teach them some manners, and shew that, in spite of their talk, We still, like our fathers before us, are surely the cocks of the walk.
A real Irish “ Fly not yet." [Tune, -Lillibullero. Time, four o'clock in the morning, or thereabouts.] Solo.
Hark! hark ! from be-low, The ras-cal - ly row Of watchmen in cho-rus
• De voce aga Videndi Valck. ad Eurip. Hipp. p. 306. Herm. ad Vig. p. 708. Heind. ad Plat. Crat. p. 19. Græcique Grammatici passim. C.I.B.
+ Tory, in Ireland, is a kind of pet name.“ Oh! you Tory," is the same as, “Oh! you rogue,” used sportively. If a man wishes to call another a rogue seriously, he calls him, Whig-the terms being convertible.
stay till we've emptied one bot-tle more.
bumpers, Bumper your glasses high up to the brim, And he who is talking a
word about walking, Out of the window at once with him.
The rascally row
But spite of their noise,
My rollocking boys !
And he who is talking
A word about walking,
As ever yet stood,
It came from a still,
Snug under a hill,
Away from the sun-
We drank to his rest
Last night in the west,
Until every drop,
And then, sallying out,
We'll leather the rout,
• Of whisky, viz. about thirteen tumblers.
† We pronounce the word generally in Ireland as we sound the ch in churchTchorus-I think it is a prettier way.
#Beating the watch, is a pleasant and usual finale to a social party in this metropolis. I am compelled myself now and then to castigate them, merely for the impertinent clamour they make at night about the hours. Our ancestors must have been in the depths of barbarity, when they established this ungentlemanlike custom. Vol. X.