Pat and the Gauger

DESCRIPTION: Paddy lands with a 6-gallon whisky keg. A gauger asks to see his permit. Says Pat, "It's unconvenient to show it." The gauger takes the "smuggled" keg and sweats lugging it toward Customs House. At his own house Pat shows the permit and takes the keg
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1907 (GreigDuncan8)
KEYWORDS: drink humorous trick work
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber)) Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
GreigDuncan8 1747, "Paddy and the Gauger" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
Creighton-SNewBrunswick 78, "Pat and the Gauger" (1 text, 1 tune)

ST CrSNB078 (Partial)
Roud #2765
NOTES [36 words]: I repeat Bob Waltz's comment from "The Gauger": It appears, in this case, that "gauger" is used in its sense of "revenue officer," though the secondary sense of one who is very aware of his own interests also fits. - BS
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File: CrSNB078

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