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and hadn’t we the gaeity at Phil the fluter’s ball song/verse fragment

A line that Dad would sing at the most unexpected of times


From the 1927 song Phil The Fluter’s Ball by Percy French

Collected by

Dad – 1960s
George Iliff – father of Mark, JM, G & Bel


The first verse of the song, which I recall Dad singing just once, goes:
Have you heard of Phil the Fluter?
From the town of Ballymuck
The times was going hard for him
In fact the man was broke
So he sent an invitation
To his neighbors one and all
As how he’d like their company
That evening at a ball

Submitted: 19/03/2022 by Mark

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