A Broadside: No. 8 Third Year

Title

A Broadside: No. 8 Third Year

Subject

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

Description

PUBLISHED MONTHLY Y 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: "A Small Fair". Signed by Jack B. Yeats.

Creator

E. C. Yeats
Jack B. Yeats

Publisher

Cuala Press

Date

January, 1911

Text

THE SAILOR
'With every hair a rope-yarn,
Every tooth a marline-spike,
Every finger a fish-hook,
And his blood right good stockhollum tar.'

ROLL THE COTTON DOWN
(Halliards Chanty)

Come roll the cotton down, my boys,
Roll the cotton down;
Come roll the cotton down, my boys,
O roll the cotton down.

Come hither, all you nigger boys,
Roll the cotton down;
Come hither, all you nigger boys,
O roll the cotton down.

A dollar a day is the white man's pay,
Roll the cotton down;
A dollar a day is the white man's pay,
O roll the cotton down.

Ten dollars a day is the black man's pay,
Roll the cotton down;
Ten dollars a day is the is the black man's pay,
O roll the cotton down.

The white man's pay is rather high,
Roll the cotton down;
The white man's pay is rather high,
O roll the cotton down.

The black man's pay is rather low,
Roll the cotton down;
The black man's pay is rather low,
O roll the cotton down.

Around Cape Horn we're bound to go,
Roll the cotton down;
Around Cape horn we're bound to go,
O roll the cotton down.

So stretch it aft and start a song,
Roll the cotton down;
So stretch it aft and start a song,
O roll the cotton down.

Original Format

Broadside

Files

032.pdf

Citation

E. C. Yeats and Jack B. Yeats, “A Broadside: No. 8 Third Year,” Linda Lear Center Digital Collections and Exhibitions, accessed July 22, 2024, https://lc-digital.conncoll.edu/items/show/1378.