VI.E.1 [VI.B.50.c]: "Work in Progress"/Finnegans Wake Manuscripts: Early Holograph Draft of "The Ballad of Persee O’Reilly" for Finnegans Wake I.2 (1927):
Material Description and Collation
The manuscript is part of a sheet of ruled music paper, with writing on only one side in Joyce’s hand, written in black India ink and revised in black ink; the bottom and right edges are ragged.
The manuscript measures approximately 17.7 x 12.3 cm.
This is a draft of the opening stanza of the ballad on FW 44.
JJA Draft Code
Joyce probably wrote this extradraft manuscript in February 1927.
The manuscript has been reproduced in black and white photo-facsimile on JJA 40.345.
See the instructions on BL MS 47472, f. 222r: "insert music here" (JJA 45.0081) that refers to a later, presumably complete (now missing) version of the music.