McSorley's Twins

DESCRIPTION: "Mrs. McSorley had fine bouncing twins, Two fat little devils they were." The parents determine on a grand christening; many come to join the party. As guests get drunk, fights break out; at last "they smothered the two little twins."
AUTHOR: Gus Philipps ("Oofty Gooft"), according to College Songs
EARLIEST DATE: 1887 (College Songs)
KEYWORDS: baby humorous party mother father fight twins
FOUND IN: US(MW) Canada
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Dean, pp. 46-47, "McSorley's Twins" (1 text)
DT, MCSORTWN
ADDITIONAL: Henry Randall Waite, _College Songs: A Collection of New and Popular Songs of the American Colleges_, new and enlarged edition, Oliver Ditson & Co., 1887, pp. 30-31, "McSorley's Twins" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #5501
ALTERNATE TITLES:
McSorley's Beautiful Twins
File: Dean046

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