Phoenix of the Hall, The
DESCRIPTION: The singer meets and falls in love with "the Phoenix of the Hall." He proposes. "Drop such speculation," she says, but he begs. She changes her mind. They marry and he now has money and land: "to her am obligated." "My foes I've exculpated."
AUTHOR: Domhnall O Suillebhain (Danny O'Sullivan) (source: OCroinin-Cronin)
EARLIEST DATE: before 1886 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 11(2921))
KEYWORDS: courting love marriage rejection money
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
OCroinin-Cronin 111, "One Day for Recreation" (1 text)
Bodleian, Harding B 11(2921), "Phoenix of the Hall" ("One day for recreation and silent meditation"), H. Such (London), 1863-1885; also Harding B 26(512)[some words illegible], "A new song entitled The Phoenix of the Hall"
NOTES: Judge the style by these typical lines: "Being quite captivated, and so infatuated, / I then prognosticated my sad forlorn case, / I quickly ruminated, suppose I was defeated, / Would I be implicated or treated with disgrace." - BS
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