The Hat My Father Wore

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Title - The Hat My Father Wore
Contributors - Rob Watt
Reporters - Arthur Argo

Summary - A fragment of a sentimental Irish song:

I'm Paddy Miles, an Irish boy, just come across the sea;
For singing and for dancing, I hope that I'll please thee.
I can dance and sing with any man that's done in days of yore
And St Patrick's Day I love to wear the hat my father wore.

It's old but it's beautiful, the best you've ever seen;
It was wore for more than ninety years, in the beautiful isle so green.
From my father's great ancestors it descended with galore,
It's a relic of old decency, is the hat my father wore.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:00:40
Date Recorded - 1960
Language - English
Genre - Song
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 80205
Original Tape ID - SA1960.249
Original Track ID - SA1960.249.A5
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Classification - GD1538; R4796;

Item Notes - Attributed to Irish songwriter Johhny Patterson (1840—1889).

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