by Seumas O'Sullivan (1879 - 1958)

A piper in the streets today
Language: English 
A piper in the streets today
set up, and tuned, and started to play,
And away, away, away on the tide
of his music we started; on ev'ry side
Doors and windows were opened wide,
[And men left down their work and came,]1
And women with petticoats coloured [like]2 flame.
And little bare feet that were blue with cold 
went dancing back to the age of gold,
And all the world went gay, went gay
For half an hour in the [street]3 today.

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2 Gurney: "with"
3 Gurney: "streets"

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