A Broadside: No. 4 Second Year

Title

A Broadside: No. 4 Second Year

Subject

Ireland
Irish Literary Revival
The Gaelic Revival
Dun Emer Press
Cuala Press
A Broadside

Description

PUBLISHED MONTHLY BY E. C. YEATS AT THE CUALA PRESS, CHURCHTOWN, DUNDRUM, COUNTY DUBLIN. SUBSCRIPTION TWELVE SHILLINGS A YEAR POST FREE.
300 copies only.
The woodcut on page [3] has caption: "The Playboy". Signed Jack B. Yeats.

Creator

E. C. Yeats.
Jack B. Yeats.

Publisher

Cuala Press

Date

September, 1909

Text

LINES WRITTEN ON THE LIBERATION OF BARRETT
Air 'The Peeler and The Goat'

Down Ormond Quay as I did stray
All in the summer season O,
My heart with joy it gave a leap -
The news is was so pleasing O.
Now Captain Lambert lost the day
Inded he's nicely fitted O,
Hurrah my boys for justice still,
Young Barret is acquitted O.

Chorus
Thank Heaven, Butt and the jury too,
The news is great and glorious O,
Their Evidence was knocked to rags
Young Barrett is victorious O.
Old Erin's son was tried three times.
In Galway and Dublin too,
Some thought poor Barrett would have swung
But now his foes are black and blue.
Eleven long months in prison he lay
Enough to rack the creature O,
All through his colour never changed,
I watched his Irish features O.

The trial gloriously came off,
Indeed is was alarming O
To shoot Captain Lambert it appears
Some one used fire arms O,
For which poor Barrett he was took
And tried upon suspicion O.
An honest jury is most grand
It's rich there's no conviction O.

But Barrett was respected well
In London and in Ireland O.
Young and old, rich and poor,
His conduct all admired O.
His character was grand indeed,
In it lay nothing filthy O.
Signs on it, the jury returned soon
A verdict of not guilty O.

Of honest parents Barrett came
All Irish descendents O,
In vain upon brave counsellor Butt
He put not his dependence O.
He dragged him out though locked up fast
With eloquence like thunder O.
Success attend brave Counsellor Butt,
He smashed their locks asunder O.

Their locks and keys he threw aside,
The law he soon expounded O,
And every foe of Barrett's now
He nobly did confound them O.
With talent rish and speech sublime
He freed his client clever O.
Long may he live to wear the gown
Brave Butt he is a ripper O.

Original Format

Broadside

Files

016.pdf

Citation

E. C. Yeats. and Jack B. Yeats. , “A Broadside: No. 4 Second Year,” Linda Lear Center Digital Collections and Exhibitions, accessed December 9, 2022, https://lc-digital.conncoll.edu/items/show/1361.