E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Shan Van Voght.
This excellent song (composed 1798) may be called the Irish Marseillaise. The title of it is a corruption of An t-sean bean bochd (the poor old womani.e. Ireland). (Halliday-Spurling: Irish Minstrelsy, p. 13.) The last verse is