Old Orange Flute, The

DESCRIPTION: A Protestant man marries a Catholic woman, but his flute refuses to convert, and continues to play Orange songs. Ultimately it is burnt at the stake as a heretic.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: c.1895 (Graham)
KEYWORDS: marriage music fire
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (7 citations):
Hodgart, p. 216, "The Old Orange Flute" (1 text)
OLochlainn 50, "The Old Orange Flute" (1 text, 1 tune)
Hayward-Ulster, pp. 112-113, "The Ould Orange Flute" (1 text)
OrangeLark 27, "The Ould Orange Flute" (1 text, 1 tune)
Graham, p. 12, "The Ould Orange Flute" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber-FSWB, p. 318, "The Old Orange Flute" (1 text)
DT, OLDFLUTE*

Roud #3013
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Protestant Maid" (subject: religious conversion) and references there
NOTES: OLochlainn: "Learnt in Belfast about 1912; the tune is another version of Villikens." - BS
File: Hodg216

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