“The Teapots at the Fire”

Author: John Burke
Earliest date: 1964 (Blondahl)
Keywords: theft fire humorous moniker
Found in: Canada(Newf)


A midnight fire at Labor Union Hall. As the fire burns to the basement the local women, who are named, have their eyes on the teapots. Now, "In every home in St John's town, If you go in today, You'll find a fancy teapot in a cupboard stowed away."

Cross references


  1. Blondahl, p. 27, "The Teapots at the Fire" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, Blon027