“The Irishtown Crew”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1939 (Warner)
Keywords: drink moniker
Found in: US(MA)

Description

"On the first day of April, I'll never forget, / The Irishtown boys at Ratigan's met. / They filled up their glasses and swore solemnly / That that very day they'd go out on a spree!" The rest of the song is devoted to the participants and their antics

Supplemental text

Irishtown Crew, The
  Partial text(s)

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From Anne Warner, Traditional American Folk Songs from the Anne &
Frank Warner Collection, #15, pp, 73-75. From the singing of
"Yankee" John Galusha of New York State. Collected 1939.

On the first day of April, I'll never forget
The Irishtown boys at Ratigan's met.
They fulled up their glasses and swore solemnly
That that very day they'd go out on a spree!

  Chorus
Sing fol the dol laddie
Ri tol the dol laddie
Sing fol the dol laddie
Ri tol the lo day!

(11 additional stanzas)

Cross references

References

  1. Warner 15, "The Irishtown Crew" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. ST Wa015 (Partial)
  3. Roud #7466
  4. BI, Wa015