“It’s the hat me father wore” …an Irish poem and song

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I was talking on the telephone with Okie today…she mentioned a poem that her father used to recite to them, when they were kids. They were old time New Hampshire Yankees, not Irish, but enjoyed poetry, stories and literature from all over the world.

The directions for “reciting” this poem include to get an old hat, hold the hat in your hands. Turn the hat over and over in your lap. And then say this poem….

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it's the hat me father wore

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Kathy just googled the poem and found that it’s from an old Irish song….here’s a copy of it from a 1931 newspaper….looks like Okie’s family had their own variations…with a bit of drama added, of course!

it's the hat me father wore

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a different photo background….
taken at their own “isle so green”…
the barn, on “the farm” in New Hampshire…

Okie it's the hat me father wore farm in NH

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ps…for any of those who saw the previous post…about Okie being 97…. Kathy’s brain must have been jumbled by some of those pesky leprechauns…. mixed up about birthdays!….Okie’s 97th birthday won’t be until October, 2013… February was her son Dick’s birthday, not Okie’s.

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