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James Joyce at the Piano in Paris, 1939 James Joyce: Music in the Novels and Poems
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From CD #1:
The Low-back'd Car

Words and music by Samuel Lover

Liner Notes

Written and performed by Samuel Lover in his mid-19th-century one-man show, Irish Evenings, this song was old and beloved by Joyce's day. The principal appearance in Ulysses occurs right at the end of the Eumaeus chapter. The song's mixture of high language with low subject matter (and the arch, blink-and-you'll-miss-it double entendre of poll/pole) no doubt recommended it to Joyce as an apt recessional for the evening's festivities.
[from CD liner notes, contributed by Kevin McDermott]


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