“Clancy's Prayer”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1968
Keywords: Devil labor-movement curse
Found in: Australia


The speaker overhears Clancy praying, "May bad luck fall on one and all Who try to cut our wages." Clancy describes their misdeeds, accuses them of ruining New South Wales, and calls the devil down upon them.


  1. Meredith/Anderson, pp. 254-255, "Clancy's Prayer" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, MA254