Cork's Own Town (II)
DESCRIPTION: Cork excels London, Paris, Milan, and Constantinople. Cork's localities and specialies are described: Victoria Park's trees, Fishamble-lane's food, Paradise for "the saint and the sinner," .... We have "the Polis to keep us from drinkin' and fightin'"
EARLIEST DATE: 19C (broadside, Bodleian 2806 c.8(8))
KEYWORDS: commerce drink food derivative nonballad
Bodleian, 2806 c.8(8), "A new and favourite song on 'Cork's own town'" ("They may talk about London, Paris and Milau[sic] ..."), Haly (Cork), 19C
cf. "Cork's Own Town (I)" (subject and some line fragments)
NOTES: Broadside Bodleian 2806 c.8(8) is the basis for the description.
One line should be useful in dating the text: "May the names of our Council and Mayor shine resplendent, In the Portable Gas of the new company." "Portable Gas" companies condensed oil gas into liquid; for example, London Portable Gas Company was chartered in 1827 (source: Privy Council Office site) - BS
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