Poor Old Man (II)
DESCRIPTION: The poor old man warns the Connors's from Kerry that they will rue stopping in Ross Town. He barricades his door [in "real life" that apparently led to a disaster for him].
EARLIEST DATE: 1985 (IRTravellers01)
KEYWORDS: feud derivative
FOUND IN: Ireland
"Pops" Johnny Connors, "Poor Old Man" (on IRTravellers01)
cf. "The Shan Van Voght" (form, tune) and references there
NOTES: Jim Carroll's notes to IRTravellers01: "According to the singer, this song refers to a fight that took place in the town of New Ross, Co Wexford, sometime in the nineteen-thirties, between two travelling families.... The song is a parody of 'An Sean Bhean Bhoct,' (The Poor Old Woman) [The Shan Van Voght]." - BS
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