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Thread #45158   Message #666333
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
10-Mar-02 - 12:48 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: the pride of kildare
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the pride of kildare
The Digital Tradition set is from North Carolina, U.S.A.:  PRETTY SUSIE, THE PRIDE OF KILDARE

The song seems to have been quite widespread in tradition, having been found in Ireland, the U.S.A. and Canada; it was perhaps most popular in England.  There are quite a few broadside examples at  Bodleian Library Broadsides; here is a link to one:

Pretty Susan the pride of Kildare  Printed between 1827 and 1847 by J. Wheeler and J. Livsey, "Sold at the Cheap Song Mart, 43 Hanover-st. [below] Wheeler, Printer, 9, Whittle-st. Oldham-st [Manchester]".  Another broadside song, Poor Rosa the Pride of the Vale, was sung to the same tune.