DESCRIPTION: "Paddy Darry lived in Clary, Had a girl in Biddy Town, Her tongue was slit with the sierel larry, But she sang to Paddy a golden rune. Hey eye for the sierel-larry... Oh what's the use of going fast? He's sure to meet me on the way."
EARLIEST DATE: 1940 (Belden)
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Belden, p. 293, "Paddy Darry" (1 text)
NOTES: This is perhaps the least-documented piece in all of Belden. He didn't take down the date or the tune, it's only a fragment, and neither he nor I knows another version of it. - RBW
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