Ceol na hÉireann / Irish Music, Volume 1, Issue 1, Page 12

Ceol na hÉireann / Irish Music, Volume 1, Issue 1, Page 12
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Ceol na hÉireann / Irish Music
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14Ceo! na hEireann Irish Music15But, as soon as he sprung up a blast,The Horse he began for to dance, Sr.And straightway he threw down the MUSICK,And left it to spraul in a TRANCE, Sr.Away rides the Rogue of a Man,To catch the poor Beast that was frighted;In the mean time came happily by,Two BRETHREN, who immediately lighted;And happened to know the poor TEACHER,Which put em Both under concern;They were all Holders-Forth to such People,Who arejitter to Feed, than to Learn.But the PIPER and PREACHER lay senseless,Till at length they perceivd alive, Sr.They conveyd him Home to his own Lodging,Where long after he did not survive, Sr.For he being too-much ashamdAt the ART that he just before tryd;He lay down on his Couch like a Fool,And there he groand, kick, shit and died:The Horse and the Pipes were concernd,In this strange and this wonderful Murder;And all are confiscate for certain,I think the Law can go no further.But the PIPER that sufferd the lossOf his Bag and his Squeekers and Drones,Must Apply himself to the ASSEMBLY,And cry out, 0 Hone! and 0 Hone!But perhaps he must Sue the whole county,For Repair in this ugly Disaster:He must prove it between Sun and Sun,And not between MAN and the MASTER.POSTSCRIPTOf a LETTER, from a Gentleman in the Country, to his Friend inDUBLIN.- SOME time ago, there was a Presbyterian Teacher in the County of Der y,joining upon this County, going to Marry a Couple, and over-taking a Fellowwith a Bag upon his Shoulder, askd him, What he had got in it? he told him,He had got FAG-PIPES, and was going to the Wedding: He hating Musick, toldhim, He should not go; and ordered his Servant to Ligh6 and take the Bag-Pipesfrom him, which the Servant did, and carryd Them away with him. When heand his Servant had rode out of sight and hearing of the PIPER, he askd theServant, which way they playd upon the Pipes? The Servant, being an archFellow, persuaded him, to let Them be buckled about him; and then desired himto blow: As soon as the Bags begun to be full of Wind, the PIPES squeeked; theHorse Hating MUSICK as much as the Master, bouncedfrom under him. TheServant riding after the Horse to catch him, left the Master lying, and so boundwith the BAG-PIPES, that he could not help himself. In the mean time twoPresbyterian-Teachers happend to be riding by, (who it seems knew him) ingreat surprize Nam d him, and light off their Horses to help their Brother, whowas, Now, Metamorphosed from a PREACHER, to a PIPER; And he beingconfounded with Shame and Confusion; took his Bed as soon as he went Home,and died in a little time after. So that his last Sermon was on the BAG-PIPES,which, in my Opinion, is great pity; for, since he lost his Life ,for a tune on theBag Pipes, he would certainly have ventured IT in behalf of the ORGANS, hadhe but known the great Difference. All Friends are well, and give their HumbleService to You; the same from,SIR,Your humble Servant, T. T.DUBLIN: Printed by EDWARD WATERS, in the Year, MDCCXXVII.Trinity College Library, Dublin, Press Mark E 4 Ta (18).Published by permission of the Board of Trinity College.Sean Donnelly
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Ceol na hÉireann / Irish Music, Volume 1, Issue 1

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