“The Ould Piper”


An old Irish piper, who played before Moses, can only play one tune. He dies and goes to Hell The devil puts him in the frying pan; "This is another ould piper I've found/Put him down with the rest for to play." (For a chorus, the singer imitates pipes.)


  • Frank McPeake, "The Ould Piper" (on FSB3)


  1. OLochlainn-More 70, "The Piper Who Played Before Moses" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #3091
  3. BI, RcTOlPi


Author: Carl Hardebeck
Earliest date: c.1912 (OLochlainn-More learned from the author)
Keywords: death music Hell Devil
Found in: Ireland