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Demon of the Seas

TITLE: Demon of the Sea AUTHOR: Unknown, possibly an anonymous London street author, identified only by the initials J.H. CATEGORY: Public Domain, Parlor Song KEYWORDS: Death, Fight, Navy, Pirate EARLIEST PRINTED OR RECORDED REFERENCE: 1847 (Journal of William Histed of the Cortes) About fourteen years ago [1833] I tried to make a shilling or two by selling read more »

Arthur McBride

TITLE: Arthur McBride AUTHOR: unknown CATEGORY: Public Domain, Traditional KEYWORDS: army, fight, recruiting, humorous EARLIEST DATE: before 1867 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 11(2131)) HISTORICAL REFERENCES:  The song refers to being “sent to France,which could be referring to Ireland’s involvement in the Glorious Revolution (1688), the Nine Years War(1688-97), or the Williamite War in Ireland (1689-1691). “Arthur McBride” was first collected around 1840 in Limerick by Patrick Weston Joyce. also read more »