“Judy McCarty”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: before 1884 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 11(1696))
Keywords: courting marriage sex childbirth humorous twins


The singer meets Judy McCarty at Donnybrook fair , asks her to dance, falls in love and she agrees to marry. They go to a party that night, sleep together, marry next day; 12 months later have "a pair of twins as like their dad As ever soup's like broth"



  1. O'Conor, p. 18, "Judy McCarty" (1 text)
  2. BI, OCon018