Irish Jaunting Car, The
DESCRIPTION: "Oh, my name is Larry Doolin, I'm a native of the soil." The singer offers a day's diversion in his red-and-green jaunting car. He claims the Queen enjoyed his car, and the Lord Lieutenant recommended it. Others have enjoyed it a well
EARLIEST DATE: 1884 (Universal Irish Songster)
KEYWORDS: royalty travel
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Dean, pp. 115-116, "The Irish Jaunting Car" (1 text)
cf. "The Bonnie Blue Flag" (tune & meter) and references there
NOTES: Not to be confused with Sam Henry's "My Irish Jaunting Car (The Irish Boy)."
Although I have not (yet) found a copy of this reliably dated before 1884, it must be older, since Harry McCarthy used the tune for "The Bonnie Blue Flag." - RBW
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