“An Irishman's Christening”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1839 (Croker-PopularSongs)
Keywords: childbirth death drink humorous clergy

Description

The parson mistakenly christened the singer with whisky: "it made me a sot." At his marriage he pulls out whisky instead of the ring. Were he dead in the ground where "no whisky is found" would he "call out from his grave to be christened again?"

References

  1. Croker-PopularSongs, pp. 71-73, "An Irishman's Christening" (1 text)
  2. ADDITIONAL: Kathleen Hoagland, editor, One Thousand Years of Irish Poetry (New York, 1947), pp. 270-271, "An Irishman's Christening"
  3. BI, CPS071