“Doctor Blair Was a Man of Skill”


Dr Blair was a man of skill, He built his castle on a hill; He set four statues in the front, And every morning went to hunt. From his castle you may see Up and down along the Lee"


Croker-PopularSongs: "So says an old song. This Dr Blair was a Scotch physician, who settled in Cork about the middle of the last century." The current description is all of the Croker-PopularSongs text.- BS


  1. Croker-PopularSongs, p. 161, "Dr Blair Was a Man of Skill" (1 fragment)
  2. BI, CrPS161


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1839 (Croker-PopularSongs)
Keywords: doctor home hunting