Bunch of Rushes. and The Sprig of Shillelah and Shamrock so Green [Broadside Ballad]. anon, Henry Code sometimes attributed to Edward Lysaght, others.

Bunch of Rushes. and The Sprig of Shillelah and Shamrock so Green [Broadside Ballad]

1810.

Broadside. Good Condition. Item #045668
ISBN: NoISBN

Single sheet, chipped and torn at the edges, mild staining and soiling, no loss of text. ca. 10 1/2" x 9". A few very similar copies exist at the AAS, but each with a small woodcut of a leprechaun. Undated, they suggest Boston, 1810-1814

Bunch of Rushes was sung to the tune of the Irish song Cailín ag buaint luachra, The Sprig of Shillelah is thought to have been adapted from "The Original Black Joke, Sent from Dublin". The last verse with the curious profession of Irish allegiance to England against the French points to the Napoleonic period in which it was adapted. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Poetry; Americana. Inventory No: 045668.

Price: $400.00