Rose or Ardee, and the Washing Day. Song Sheet.
Old Irish Folk Song Published for the Immigrant Community of Boston

Rose or Ardee, and the Washing Day.

Boston: Boston: Sold Wholesale and Retail by L. Deming,. (1832-37). Item #716

Broadside 8vo. 225 x 180 mm., [9 x 7 inches].  Songs printed in two columns, separated by a decorative border with the imprint in small type.  Paper stock brown, a few stains, and edges rough, otherwise sound and attractive.


I courted lovely Mary, at the age of sixteen,


Her waist it was slender, and her carriage genteel;


Till at length a young weaver come thee, her to see,


And stole the flower of this country, the Rose of Ardee


AND


My Kate she is a bonny wife


There’s none more free from evil,


Except upon a washing day,


And then she is a devil.


The very kittens on the hearth,


Thjey dare not even play,


Away they jump with many a thump,


Upon a Washing Day


OCLC cites a one copy at the American Antiquarian Society.

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Price: $250.00

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