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Mick Pearce (MCP) Lyr Req/Add: Brian O'Lynn & Tam o' the Linn (113* d) RE: Lyr Req/Add: Brian O'Lynn & Tam o' the Linn 24 Jan 19

Your list omits this short version from Belden Ballads and Songs Collected by the Missouri Follk-lore Society, 1940. It's short so I'll give it all here. Belden's notes include the following: The first of the following stanzas from Missouri is found in most versions; the other I have not seen elsewhere


Not title. Secured by Miss Hamilton in 1912 from Mary Morrison of the Kirksville Teachers College, who traced it back to her great-grandmother, born near Richmond, Virginia, in 1801.

Tom-bo-lin had no breeches to wear;
He bought a sheepskin to make him a pair.
With the skin side out and the woolly side in,
Make a fine summer suit for Tom-bo-lin.
  Larry-ho-ho, ho-larry-ho.

When you go to old Ireland, you know,
This is the way to milk an old ewe:
One at the head and one at the hams,
Two little boys to knock off the lambs.
  Larry-ho-ho, ho-larry-ho.


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