Mudcat Café message #21983 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #3972   Message #21983
Posted By: Bruce O.
22-Feb-98 - 03:34 PM
Thread Name: St. Patrick's Day favourites
Subject: RE: St. Patrick's Day favourites
Which "Wearing of the Green" are you talking about? The tune "Wearing of the Green" (Oswald's "The Tulip", 1747) was known before Dion Boucicault's song "The Wearing of the Green" was written (for 'Arrah na Pogue', 1865). My request for the older song on the Irish music list (IRTRAD-L) has gone unanswered. Does anyone here know it?
Re: Timothy J.'s question, yes, which "Nightingale"?
"Tim Finnegan's Wake" (air- "The French Musician", commencing "Tim Finnegan lived in Walker Street") is by John F. Poole, according to John K. Casey in his 'The Rising of the Moon, and other Ballads, Songs and Legends.'