Tidy Irish Lad

DESCRIPTION: "I'm a tidy bit of an Irish lad, as you can plainly see, And I like a drop of the creature when I go out upon a spree." The singer boasts of Irish drink, and notes how the English need the Irish, who won the battles of Waterloo, Inkerman, and Sebastopol
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1922 (Dean)
KEYWORDS: Ireland drink soldier
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
June 18, 1815 - Battle of Waterloo
Nov 5, 1854 - Battle of Inkerman clears the way for the siege of Sevastopol (the city fell in the fall of 1855)
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Dean, pp. 64-65, "Tidy Irish Lad" (1 text)
Roud #9561
File: Dean064

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