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Irish Refugee or Poor Pat Must Emigrate, The

Title: Irish Refugee or Poor Pat Must Emigrate, The
Additional Title: Podgee and Rhu
First Line: irFare you well, poor Erin's Isle
First Line of Chorus:
Additional Names:
  • Berry, J. S.
Publication Date: 1850
Instrumentation: N/A
Subject: Broadsides and Penny Ballads
WIMA Collections: Irish Fest Collection
ID: IF PB 00-013
Publisher: H. De Marsan
Publication Place: New York, NY
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Historical Notes

Original penny ballad handbill that laments misfortunes at home, high rents and taxes, the ninety-eight uprising, the famine of forty-eight, and other difficulties that have driven Pat to leave home. Second half of the song details English injustice and Pat's desire to return home with a Fenian band. In air of Podges and Rhu and sung by J.S. Berry. Border is of De Marsan "comic-types": four heads of stereotype characters.

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