Kitty of Coleraine (Charles Harford Lloyd)

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  • (Posted 2023-11-09)  CPDL #77162:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-09).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 541 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Kitty of Coleraine
Composer: Charles Harford Lloyd
Lyricist: Edward Lysaght
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsongFolksong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1909 Novello and Co.
Description: Irish Air

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

    As beautiful Kitty
    One morning was tripping
With a pitcher of milk from the fair of Coleraine,
    When she saw me she stumbled,
    The pitcher down tumbled,
And all the sweet buttermilk water’d the plain.

     “Oh! what shall I do now?
    ’Twas looking at you now;
Sure, sure such a pitcher I’ll ne’er meet again,
    ’Twas the pride of my dairy,
    Oh! Barney McCleary,
You’re sent as a plague to the girls of Coleraine.”

    I sat down beside her
    And gently did chide her,
That such a misfortune should give her such pain;
    A kiss then I gave her,
    And ere I did leave her,
She vow’d for such pleasure she’d break it again.

    ’Twas haymaking season,
    I can’t tell the reason,
Misfortunes will never come single, ’tis plain,
    For very soon after
    Poor Kitty’s disaster,
The devil a pitcher was whole in Coleraine.

attr. to Edward Lysaght