“The Cow that Drank the Poteen”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1965 (recording, Paddy Tunney)
Keywords: drink humorous animal food
Found in: Ireland


Paddy Shinahan makes poteen. His cow drinks some, becomes drunk, and fights Paddy. She wakes with a broken horn and advises "all good cows" to shun drink. When her milk was brown, Una, the milkmaid, thinks it was the cow's blood. Paddy does not betray her

Cross references



  1. Roud #5170
  2. BI, RcTCtDtP