Lowrie (The Adventures of Larry McFlynn)
DESCRIPTION: Dubliner Lowrie enlists in ignorance. Sentenced to be whipped on his bare skin he puts a bear skin on his back. He drinks his kit empty and stuffs a young cat in his knapsack. The captain recognizes a hopeless case and makes Lowrie his personal servant.
EARLIEST DATE: before 1843 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 11(14))
KEYWORDS: army ordeal humorous soldier
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan1 81, "Lowrie" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Bodleian, Harding B 11(14), "The Adventures of Larry M'Flinn ("In the year eighteen hundred and thirty and three"), W. and T. Fordyce (Newcastle), 1832-1842; also Harding B 11(17), Johnson Ballads 456, "Adventures of Lary O'Flinn"
NOTES: GreigDuncan1 and broadside Bodleian Harding B 11(14) intersperse verses and spoken story line. - BS
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