Mudcat Café message #178376 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #18166   Message #178376
Posted By: GUEST,T in Oklahoma (Okiemockbird)
14-Feb-00 - 08:37 PM
Thread Name: Mudcat Island Folk Festival
Subject: Lyr/Tune Add: PHELIME
The setting seems appropriate for a song about an island:

PHELIME

O it’s pretty to be in the bonny Church Island,
nobody there but Philip my diamond.
Philip would whistle and I would sing
until we would make the Church Island to sing.

I have changed the boyfriend’s name from “Phelime” to “Philip”, since the latter is more clearly recognizable as a boy’s name.


Source: Ulster Folksong, collected by Mrs. T. C. Houston, Academical Institution, Coleraine, from her mother.
Edition: UlsterJournal of Archaeology, Volume 1, Belfast, 1895.

X: 1
T: Phelime
C: 19th Century Ulster, from Ulster Journal of Archaeology Vol. 1, 1895.
M: 6/8
K: D
L: 1/8
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