Ould Piper, The

DESCRIPTION: An old Irish piper, who played before Moses, can only play one tune. He dies and goes to Hell The devil puts him in the frying pan; "This is another ould piper I've found/Put him down with the rest for to play." (For a chorus, the singer imitates pipes.)
AUTHOR: Carl Hardebeck
EARLIEST DATE: c.1912 (OLochlainn-More learned from the author)
KEYWORDS: death music Hell Devil
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
OLochlainn-More 70, "The Piper Who Played Before Moses" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #3091
RECORDINGS:
Frank McPeake, "The Ould Piper" (on FSB3)
File: RcTOlPi

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