Love-of-God Shave (Lather and Shave), Sheet Music 02, Copy


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Love-of-God Shave (Lather and Shave), Sheet Music 02, Copy


One leaf with preprinted staff lines, handwritten in carbon on the front side. The document is in fair physical condition. The document was removed from a bound volume. There is significant fraying along the left edge. The document was laminated. There is lamination-related creasing on the document. The upper left corner was folded into the laminate. There are two minor tears at the left upper edge. A signficant portion of the lower right corner was torn away. There is an "x" handwritten in pencil at the upper right corner. There is a handwritten check mark at the lower right corner. There are two editorial notations handwritten in pencil at the upper right corner. The document is a carbon duplicate.


Folk songs, English -- United States Folk songs, Irish -- United States Barbers -- Songs and music Irish -- Songs and music Shaving -- Songs and music

Alternative Title

Paddy and Barber, Lather 'Em, Shave 'Em, The Irish Barber


W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Date Created



I. G. Greer


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Musical notation, English


Sheet music


Paddy and the Barber

It was in this town & not far from this spot.
A barber once set up a neat little shop.
He was so good natured & his smile was so sweet.
It was said he could coax people out of the street with his lather and shave 'em, lather-&-shave 'em,
latherum-shave 'em & frizzle 'em free.

Classification Title

Love-of-God Shave (Lather and Shave), Sheet Music 02, Copy

Document Title

Paddy and the Barber



Scholarly Classification

Laws, Q 15 Warner, 178

Dimensions - Original

198 mm x 175 mm

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Transcribed By

Paul L. Robertson

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