Journal of the Irish Folk Song Society, Volume 4, Issue 20, Page 9

Journal of the Irish Folk Song Society, Volume 4, Issue 20, Page 9
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16178 He went straight and called on the Sergeant,Who quickly arrested him (Billy Chount), taking himBefore Dr. Baldwin, who issued a warrantThat he should be transported straightaway.As he was going through Ardrnm he met Sir GeorgeAnd saluted the gentleman from the Gate.Who gave him the fee simple of the farm of Barns for ever,On condition that he left Billy Ohount free to return to his wife and child.The places mentioned in the above song are identified as follows:Verse 1, line 3 A farm in the North-west of Ballyvourney.5 Near the mill in Ballyvourney.Verse 3, ,, 6 Slightly north of a line from Bandon to Ballineen.7 Coill an Ollthaigh, in the parish of Kilmichael, halfway betweenInchigeela and Dunmanway.8 Now Cabs Bridge, two miles north of Dunmanway, near thejunction of the Caha river with the Bandon.Verse 4, ,, 1 A parish iii West Cork.2 A wall-known pass between Cork and Kerry.3 Mountains on either side of the pass.4 On the road from the pass to Bantry.S Bruighean Bheag and Bhruighean Mhr, towniands in the parishof Kilmocomoge, five miles north-east of Bantry.6 The river Meelagh, which falls into the sea at Dunnamark, a milenorth of Bantry.7 Probably Priests Leap (1,898 feet), six miles north-east of Glen-gariff.Verse 5, ,, 2 A townland in the parish of Killaconenagh, in which parish arealso Bere Island and Dunboy.3 Probably Esk Mountain, between Glengariff and Keumare.4 Half-way between Glengariff and Kenmare, on the Tunnel Road.S Kiigarvan lies east of Kenmare, and Kilfaddemore one mile eastof Kilgarvan.6 Near Morleys Bridge Station.7 Ceap-an-Leamhm in is between Morleys Bridge and CrohaneWood, to south-west of the former.8 A towniand in the parish of Killaha, Glenflesk.Verse 6, ,, 2-3 Three small lakes between Glenflesk and Loch Leane.4 Batween Glenflesk and Loch Leane.5 Loch Leane is the Lower Le,ke of Killarney. Muilleaun LSithj isperhape another name for Mafflea n an larainu, i.e. th 0i lForge, Kill i-ney.Verse 7, line 1 A townland in the parish of Killarney.,, 3 A townland in the parish of Killaha, Glenflesk, above Lo Bridge.The southern portion of this townland is also the northernlimit of Cruaoban Mountain, which is an offshoot ofMangerton. At this particular spot it is a steep cliff,hundreds of feet high; and half-way up is a cave, running intothe heart of the mountain, almost impossible of access, calledthe Robbers Den. From this cave the cliff was in earliertimes called Paul an Deamhain, the Demons Cliff.4 Inch is in the parish of Killaha.5 The Olydagh flows from the Derrynasaggart Mountains andbecomes the Flask near Loo Bridge Station. The hill ofLackrour is near Gort-na-Liee, in the parish of Clondrohid.In the river Sullane at Ballyvourney.In the parish of Inniscarra, six miles west of Cork city.This song and the next were composed by Diarmaid O Cruadhlaoich (Crowley),the tailor of Ballyvourney. He is dead many years. Two of his sons were also poets-Tadhg, who died at Ballyvourney within recent years, and Pdraig, now of Macroom.Aggie (Agnes) Eager was a fortune-teller of Killarney. The Sir George referred to inthe last verse was Sir George Colthurst, Bart., of Blarney Castle, the landlord of Bally-vourney, where he had a house. Billy Chount (OConnell) was bailiff, wood-rangerand general overseer for Sir George on his Ballyvourney estate. He was called BillyOhount after the Irish fashion, because his father had been nicknamed CountOConnell. D. J. 0S.4. 1111 1 ach Bacad ullmbar.(THE LIVELY LIMPING STEED.)1 An t cblfeadh mu an l M ag imntheacht is mo lair fdui,Ba chosmhail me i gcumil chirt is Bacehus,Cuffs . .: im laimh dhei, gathin ar mo shaiaibh,Brian agns finnf a ceangal.Ar mo ghsbhail soir thar chei rdtain, nuair a chonnac al chomh h-rdDo lim sI is do l.uihaigh si chun reatha;Gus thor stad :1 den stair sin go ndeighidh go tigh Shertan,Gus annsfid laa linte mo chapaill.B,, 6Verse 8, ,, 5
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