“Down Went McGinty”

Author: Joseph Flynn
Earliest date: 1931 (Geller)
Keywords: gambling humorous injury prison children party death ghost

Description

McGinty bet that McCann could not carry him up a wall. McGinty was right, and "Down went McGinty to the bottom of the wall And though he won the five, He was more dead than alive." McGinty's adventures lead to more falls, prison, death, etc.

References

  1. Spaeth-ReadWeep, pp. 134-136, "Down Went McGinty" (1 text, partial tune)
  2. Geller-Famous, pp. 120-123, "Down Went McGnty" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Gilbert, pp. 235-237, "Down Went McGinty" (1 text)
  4. DT, DWNMGNTY*
  5. Roud #4870
  6. BI, SRW134