New Policeman, The

DESCRIPTION: Michael Karney arrives fom Dublin and joins the police. He climbs into yards and garden and steals what he finds. He steals from anyone he finds sleeping. He's "in with every servant maid For mutton and love." "That's the life of a new Policeman"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1879 (broadside, LOCSinging sb30357b)
KEYWORDS: sex violence theft humorous rake police
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South),Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
GreigDuncan8 1750, "The New Policeman" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
Wiltshire-WSRO Mi 649, "New Policeman" (1 text)

Roud #13133
BROADSIDES:
Bodleian, Harding B 11(1790), "The Irish New Policeman" ("Your pardon gents and ladies all"), unknown, no date
LOCSinging, sb30357b, "The New Policeman" ("Oh good evening gentlemen to-day"), H. De Marsan (New York), 1864-1878

CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Nora Creina" (tune, per broadside LOCSinging sb30357b)
cf. "Are You There Moriarity" (tune, per OLochlainn)
NOTES: GreigDuncan8 is a fragment; broadside LOCSinging sb30357b is the basis for the description. - BS
Broadside LOCSinging sb30357b: H. De Marsan dating per Studying Nineteenth-Century Popular Song by Paul Charosh in American Music, Winter 1997, Vol 15.4, Table 1, available at FindArticles site. - BS
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