Black and Amber Glory
DESCRIPTION: "Their sparkling style we've come to know, since far-off days of yore, When first they blazed the victory trail in Nineteen hundred and four." Names and attributes of past stars of Kilkenny hurling.
EARLIEST DATE: 1964 (_The Kilkenny People,_ according to OLochlainn-MoreIrishStreetBallads)
KEYWORDS: pride sports Ireland moniker nonballad
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
OLochlainn-MoreIrishStreetBallads, pp. 261-262, "Black and Amber Glory" (1 text, tune referenced)
cf. "The Lily of the West" [OLochlainn-IrishStreetBallads 93] (tune)
cf. "Bold Thady Quill" (subject of hurling) and references there
NOTES [80 words]: For information see the KilKennyCity site re Black and Amber Glory by Jamesie Murphy: "From that historic day at Deerpark in Carrick-on-Suir in 1904 when Kilkenny represented by Tullaroan and captained by Jer Doheny won their first title right up to the current success in 2002, every final is covered not alone in poetry and song, but also with photographs of the winning teams." - BS
For another hurling song, as well as some information on the sport, see "Bold Thady Quill." - RBW
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