King Laoghaire - Irish Ballads & Tunes

Peg And Awl

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In the year of eighteen and one
Peg and awl
In the year of eighteen and one
Peg and awl
In the year of eighteen and one
Peggin' shoes was all I done
Hand me down my peg, my peg and awl

In the year of eighteen and two
Peg and awl
In the year of eighteen and two
Peg and awl
In the year of eighteen and two
Peggin' shoes was all I'd do
Hand me down my peg, my peg and awl

They invented a new machine
Peg and awl
They invented a new machine
Peg and awl
They invented a new machine
Prettiest thing I ever seen
Throw away my peg, my peg and awl

Pegs a hundred pair to my one
Peg and awl
Pegs a hundred pair to my one
Peg and awl
Pegs a hundred pair to my one
Peggin' shoes it ain't no fun
Throw away my peg, my peg and awl

In the year of eighteen and three
Peg and awl
In the year of eighteen and three
Peg and awl
In the year of eighteen and three
New machine it set me free
Throw away my peg, my peg and awl

In the year of eighteen and four
Peg and awl
In the year of eighteen and four
Peg and awl
In the year of eighteen and four
Swore I'd peg them shoes no more
Throw away my peg, my peg and awl

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The Aud, en route from Germany with 20,000 rifles for the Volunteers, is captured by the British Navy and forced to sail towards Cork Harbour.

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