Twas in the Town of Parsboro
DESCRIPTION: Drunk in Parsboro ,"the gallant slugger Dunkerson ... challenged Baxter [McLellan] there to fight in Bill Mahoney's barn." Baxter beats him "inside of fifteen seconds." Dunkerson staggers home and cannot get a drink, "badly licked by a sober... man"
EARLIEST DATE: 1932 (Creighton-NovaScotia)
KEYWORDS: fight drink
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Creighton-NovaScotia 148, "'Twas in the Town of Parsboro" (1 text, 1 tune)
ST CrNS148 (Partial)
NOTES: This song is item dH44 in Laws's Appendix II.
Creighton-NovaScotia: Parsboro is a town in Nova Scotia.
The song refers to "when the Scott Act was in force." The Scott Act, or Canada Temperance Act was passed in 1878 (source: The Prohibition entry for The Canadian Encyclopedia site).- BS
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