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River Poddle, Dublin. Author: O'Dea. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.
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It is a traditional children song which deals with the story of a old woman living in the wood who kills her three months old baby by a stab in his heart. It tells so how she gets imprisoned and hanged by the guardians.

I
t says it might hear the children singing this song walking through the tenements of Dublin.


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Dublin. Author: Thorsten Pohl Thpohl.Dubh linn


Don't be surprised at its cruelty!In the old times the Dublin tenements' children grow up quickly and before they were four years old they had to know life flow as much as possible to be alive.

The set of the story is the banks of the river Poddle (in irish: An Poitéal). It is better known as "river Salach" (dirty river) and, by a underground tunnel, it streams under the Dublin castle. Then at Wellington it flows into the river Liffey just in the city centre.

At the merging point between the Liffey and the river Salach stand a dark pond, called by the Irish "dubh linn", which means "black pond". The name of the city itself comes from the anglicizing of these therms.

A variation of "River Salach" has been utilized in the song The River Saile (or Weile Weile Waila), made famous all over the world by the Dubliners.

Since it is a children ballad, at the beginning of it the Dubliners let some pupils sing some verse of a nursery rhyme called "The big ship sails on the ally-ally-oh":


"The big ship sails on the ally-ally-oh, the ally-ally-oh, the ally-ally-oh,
Oh, the big ship sails on the ally-ally-oh, on the last day of September.

The captain said it will never, never do, never, never do, never, never do,
The captain said it will never, never do, on the last day of September.

The big ship sank to the bottom of the sea, the bottom of the sea, the bottom of the sea,
The big ship sank to the bottom of the sea, on the last day of September.

We all dip our heads in the deep blue sea, the deep blue sea, the deep blue sea,
We all dip our heads in the deep blue sea, on the last day of September."


Francis J. Child
Child Ballads



The River Saile is a Murder Ballad. The most part of the ballads of the english speaking countries uses delineated canons taken from the local news: the single mother who kills her newborn baby, the distorted lover who massacred the poor woman he got pregnant, the betrayed girlfriends who take terrible revenges, brothers and sisters who kill each other because of jealousy and rivalry.

The Murder Ballads belongs to the "Child Ballads" collection. It doesn't mean they exclusively are for the children, but rather they take their name from the american scholar Francis James Child, dead in 1896, who catalogued them all for the first time.

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Weile Weile Waile
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There was an old woman and she lived in the woods,
weile weile waile.
There was an old woman and she lived in the woods,
down by the river Saile.

She had a baby three months old,
weile weile waile.
She had a baby three months old,
down by the river Saile.

She had a penknife long and sharp,
weile weile waile.
She had a penknife long and sharp,
down by the river Saile.

Then she stuck the penknife in the baby's heart,
weile weile waile.
She stuck the penknife in the baby's heart,
down by the river Saile.

The were three loud knocks came a knocking on the door,
weile weile waile.
Three loud knocks came a knocking on the door,
down by the river Saile.

There were two policemen and a special branch man,
weile weile waile.
Two policemen and a special branch man,
down by the river Saile.

They took her away and they put her in the jail
weile weile waile
They took her away and they put her in the jail
down by the river Saile.

They put a rope around her neck,
weile weile waile.
They put a rope around her neck,
down by the river Saile.

They pulled the rope and she got hung,
weile weile waile.
They pulled the rope and she got hung,
down by the river Saile.

W
ell that was the end of the woman in the wood,
weile weile waile.
And that was the end of the baby, too,
down by the river Saile.


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Weile Weile Waile SHEET MUSIC AND DADGAD GUITAR TAB
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Weile Weile Waile
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