DESCRIPTION: "O come in, man, and let's hear your cracks; I heard ye was o'er at the wedding O aye, man, indeed I was that, And I lent them a hand at the bedding." The singer describes Pat, "a comical body"; Rob, "the greedy hash"; etc.
EARLIEST DATE: 1916 (Gardner/Chickering)
KEYWORDS: wedding food nonballad
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Gardner/Chickering 166, "Pat's Wedding" (1 expurgated text)
ST GC166 (Partial)
NOTES: This may well be a fragment of some sort of song such as "The Blythesome Bridal," about an uproarious wedding. But it appears a bit fragmentary, and the omission of a verse at the end doesn't help. I file it separately until something clearly related shows up, and so does Roud. - RBW
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