A Broadside: No. 9 Third Year

Title

A Broadside: No. 9 Third Year

Subject

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

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 [2] has caption: "THE LADDER OF ROPE". Signed by Jack B. Yeats.
The woodcut on page [3] has caption: "THE JOLLY MUD". Signed by Jack B. Yeats.

Creator

E. C. Yeats
Jack B. Yeats

Publisher

Cuala Press

Date

February, 1911

Text

THE JOLLY RAKE OF ALL TRADES
Of all the trades that's going a rover's my delight,
For if he rambles all the day he will please my heart at night,
For with his pack all on his back he rambles to and fro,
And his dwelling is uncertain wherever he does go.

He roams throughout the nation his pleasure to divert,
With youthful recreation for to delight his heart;
And courting pretty fair maids through market-town fair,
His life it gaily passes free from all strife and care.

In Longford he buys yarn, he's a pedlar in Mullingar,
Among the pretty fair maids disposing of his ware.
In Granard he's a cooper, a tinker in Ballybay,
Where he does kiss his landlady his reckoning to pay.

In Mountmellick he's a tanner, a hatter in Athlone,
And for a skilled doctor in Boyle he is well known;
And when he comes to Sligo he makes good whiskey there,
And in sweet Inniskillen he deals in maiden's wear.

He's a weaver in Londondery, a shoemaker in Strabane,
He's a hair merchant in Lamberg, and a brewer in Coleraine
Where he does brew good humming ale and love a pretty main,
And when he comes to Belfast he's a butcher to his trade.

In Lisburn he's a joiner, a glazier in Lurgan town,
In Dromore he's a brazier and a smith in Portadown;
In Armagh he's a piper, a merchant in Newry town,
And when he comes to Drogheda he draws good ale that's brown.

In Dublin he's a carpenter and works nimbly his rule,
In Wicklow he's a miner, and in Athlone keeps a school.
He's a founder in Enniscorthy and a baker in Carlow town,
Because he is a rover bold he always gains renown.

In Dungarvan he's a fisherman and ploughs the raging main,
In Youghal he's a wool-comber and makes his wool to shine.
A jovial rake in Mallow among the raking blades,
Where he does sport and frolic among the pretty maids.

He is a goldsmith in Killarney and a gamester in Tralee,
Among the Kerry lassies he spends his money free.
In Limerick a brogue-maker, his watches he makes in Clare,
And in Galway a barber and dresses ladies' hair.

Now he does range the nation his pleasure to pursue,
Changing his occupation to every trade that's new.
And for the please the ladies for pleasure he does roam,
But still his love is true to me when he returns home.

Original Format

Braodside

Files

033.pdf

Citation

E. C. Yeats and Jack B. Yeats, “A Broadside: No. 9 Third Year,” Linda Lear Center Digital Collections and Exhibitions, accessed July 22, 2024, https://lc-digital.conncoll.edu/items/show/1379.