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GUEST,John Moulden Lyr Req: Bold Doherty (44) RE: Lyr Req: Bold Doherty 12 Mar 17

My father he wore a long staff and a farell ???
A pike in the end for to hold the floor
I depended my life on this fellows halberd
A terrible road to Mic Collin's door

The writers and printers of ballads were no more literate than the populace. How about this:

My father he bore a long staff with a ferrule
A pike on the end for to hold the floor

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