Little Pack of Tailors (The)

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LITTLE PACK OF TAILORS, THE. AKA - "The Little Pack of Taylors." Irish, Air. The song was collected from West Cork traditional singer Elizabeth Cronin, and is a dandling song (i.e. jiggling the baby) set to the reel "Wind that Shakes the Barley (1)/Wind that Shook the Barley (1)." The song begins:

I went up to Dublin— I met a little tailor,
I put him in me pocket— for fear the dog would ate him;
The dog began to bark— and I began to bate him,
I put him in the Liffey— for fear the dog would ate him.

CHO:
Oh won't you rattle me and oh won't you chase me,
Oh won't you rattle me you little pack o' tailors;
Oh won't you rattle me and oh won't you chase me,
Oh won't you rattle me you little pack o' tailors.

Elizabeth Cronin

Source for notated version: Elizabeth "Bess" Cronin (née Ó hIarlaithe) (1879 - 1956, Baile Mhúirne/Ballyvourney, West County Cork).

Printed sources:

Recorded sources: CC57, Skylark - "Light and Shade." Folkways FW08872, Elizabeth Cronin - "As I Roved Out" (1960. Various artists). Cathal McConnell & Len Graham - "For the Sake of Old Decency."




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