Rossetti Archive Textual Transcription

Document Title: Limerick: Nine Tailors
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of Composition: 1869?
Type of Manuscript: fair copy
Scribe: DGR

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Note: The song meter at the top is partially obscured by ink stains (which also appear in the middle of the page). A box is drawn around the limerick.
Manuscript Addition: DG Rossetti
Editorial Description: WMR's notation at lower right.
           Song Meter

  • Ritòl deròl derà
  • Ritòl Ritòl deròl derò
  • Ritòl Ritòl deròl derò
  • Ritòl derà
  • Ritòl Ritòl deròl derà

  • When the wars first began,
  • Benjamin Bobbletail,
  • When the wars first began
  • (Cast threads away)
  • When the wars first began
  • Nine tailors made a man,
  • So the proud tailor went prancing away.
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: 25-1850.prin.rad.xml
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