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Broadside ballad entitled 'The Harp That Once Through Tara's Halls'



Through Tara's Halls,


Copies of this very popular song can always be had
in the Poet's Box, [             ], Glasgow.


The harp that once through Tara's hall
The soul of music shed,
Now hangs as mute on Tara's walls,
As if that soul were fled.
So sleeps the pride of former days,
So glory's thrill is o'er,
And hearts that once beat high for praise,
Now feel that pulse no more.

No more to chiefs and ladies bright
The harp of Tara swells,
The chord alone that breaks at night,
Its tale of ruin tells.
Thus freedom now so seldom wakes,
The only throb she gives,
Is when some heart indignant breaks.
To show that still she lives.


Cock-tail Joe                                Mantle so green
Chapel meeting of Swanlinbar                Margaret and the min ter
Dolly Daisy                                My stick
Dutchman's little dog                        Monk and the miller's wifa
Dimes and dollars                        Moet and Chandon
Down among the coals                        Molly Astore
Donald M'Donald                                New song in praise of Will-
Dawning of the day                                iam, King of Prussia
Dan   O'Connell and Morris                Newcastle apothecary
O'Donnell;    or,   hatching                Only Nineteen years old
        chickens by steam                Othello's apology
Dublin carman                                One bottle more
Excelsior                                One legged goose
English emigrant                        Old pine tree
Emmet's death                                Pictures on the watt
Field of Waterloo                        Pretty little girl with auburn
Frien's aroun' the table set                        hair
Forlorn Quaker                                Pride o' Edinboro'
Goodbye at the door                        Pope in a, hobble
Grand dissolving views                        Please to ring the bell
Gaily still my moments roll                Paddy's market
Gilmorehill                                Quaker's meeting
God bless the Lord of Lorne                Rock me to sleep
Gallantpoacher                                Raven
Haill rick-ma-tick (2 versions)                Roman fall
Hark ! I hear an angel sing                Rory of the hills
Here's to the maiden of bashful                Sporting Joe
        fifteen                                Shepherd boy
Happy days may come again                Steam-loom weaver
Hardy Norseman                                Shoo! fly! don't bother mt

Songs sent to any part of the country on receipt of
postage stamps for the number required, along with an
extra stamp to ensure a free return per post. Immediate
despatch may be relied upon.

Saturday. Dec.18 18751                                 P.D.?3.9.1859.

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Date of publication: 1875   shelfmark: RB.m.143(144)
Broadside ballad entitled 'The Harp That Once Through Tara's Halls'
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