"but merely watched the two figures, as he sat on his lowbacked car, both black, one full, one lean, walk towards the railway bridge, to be married by Father Maher." (U16.1885)
'The Low-Backed Car' is a song written in 1846 by Samuel Lover (1797 - 1868). The tune is said to be a variant of the English folksong 'The Jolly Ploughboy.' This PC starts the last stanza, that continues:
"On a cushion made with taste,
While Peggy would sit beside me,
With my arm around her waist.
As we drove in the low-back'd car,
To be married by Father Maher,
Oh, my heart would beat high
At her glance and her sigh,
Tho' it beat in a low-back'd car."