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Thread #30772   Message #2787791
Posted By: Mysha
14-Dec-09 - 12:20 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Dear Old Skibbereen
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Dear Old Skibbereen

So "tumultuous scene" becoming "to {something that sounds like "multuous scene"}".

The one Goose has access to might also be from Boston, rather than New York, though:

University of Florida Smathers Library has an volume described as:
Title:           The Wearing of the green. Songbook.
Published:         Boston, Marlier, [n.d.]
Description:         vi, 216 p. 17 cm.
Format:         Book

(They don't mention whether their edition is from 1889, though.)

That's the same publisher as the 1880 edition of The Irish Singer's Own book as Amazon shows it. Now, the 1870 edition, advertised as Irish Singer's Own Book : The Wearing of the Green Song-Book, unfortunately gives no reason to assume it actually has that subtitle. But in that same ad from ca. 1880, just below The Irish Singer's Own book, we see the next title on offer, which is The Wearing of the green Songbook. That would suggest they are not at all the same book, though they might be by the same publisher.

Southern Illinois University Lovejoy Library do have:
Title:          The Irish singer's own book : containing a large, choice, and popular selection of songs, ballads and recitations, pathetic and humorous, social entertainments and the fireside.
Published:         Boston : Thomas B. Noonan & Co., 1880.
Physical Description:         vi, 216, vii, 248 p. ; 18 cm.
Subject (LCSH):         Songs, Irish --Texts.
        English poetry --Irish authors.
        Humorous songs.
That's a bit curious as here Noonan is the publisher, but again, no mention of the Wearing of the Green. These descriptions are a bit short, of course, so it may be that information is omitted, but as it is, we don't have very much to show that they are the same book, rather than somewhat mixed up. So, I'd bet on Smathers Library. Anyone near there? (Or anyone near another University Library, in case they would loan it?)