Get Me Down My Petticoat

DESCRIPTION: "Get me down my petticoat, get me down my shawl, Get me down my buttoned boots, for I'm off to Linen Hall." The singer goes to seek her love, who may have enlisted to fight the Boers. She asks the British to hold the Dubliners back
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1960 (MacColl & Seeger, _Singing Island_)
KEYWORDS: soldier separation love clothes
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
1899-1902 - Boer War
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (2 citations):
DT, PETICOAT*
ADDITIONAL: Frank Harte _Songs of Dublin_, second edition, Ossian, 1993, pp. 64-65, Get Me Down My Petticoat"" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #2565
ALTERNATE TITLES:
Hand Me Down My Petticoat
NOTES: For background on the Boer War and the Irish soldiers there, see "John McBride's Brigade"; also "Marching to Pretoria." - RBW
File: Hart065

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