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Transcript of 'The stream of cancer' [Drunken captain] as sung by Dermot Roche / Aidan O'Hara

Drunken captain, song (In the stream of cancer, our good ship lay …) A typed transcript based on Aidan O'Hara's field recording, with annotations and corrections by the collector. Though Aidan records the title as 'The stream of cancer,' Dermot Roche's daughter, Karen Sarro, identifies the lyrics as 'The drunken captain'--a song that her father and elder brother regularly performed.

Transcript of 'This is east' as sung by Frankie Nash / Aidan O'Hara

This is east, song (This is east and this is west, soon I learned to say the rest …) A typed transcript based on Aidan O'Hara's field recording, with annotations and corrections by the collector.

Transcript of 'Thomas Trim' as sung by Gerald Campbell / Aidan O'Hara

Thomas Trim, song (I’m Thomas Trim a swell young man …) A typed transcript based on Aidan O'Hara's field recording, with annotations and corrections by the collector.

Transcript of 'True lovers' conversation' as sung by Henry Campbell / Aidan O'Hara

True lovers' conversation, song (One pleasant evening as pinks and daisies …) A typed transcript based on Aidan O'Hara's field recording, with annotations and corrections by the collector.

Transcript of 'Wait till my ship comes in' [Jack was a sailor] / Caroline Brennan

Jack was a sailor, song (Jack was a sailor on board of a whaler …) A handwritten transcript of 'Jack was a sailor onboard a whaler.' The source of the transcript is not specified. This may have come from Caroline Brennan; in several of Aidan O'Hara's field recordings Caroline promises to write out the words for her songs.