Mashering a Doo a Day
DESCRIPTION: Mashering a doo a day Mashering a doo a daddie, O, Mashering a doo a day"
EARLIEST DATE: 1907 (GreigDuncan8)
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan8 1752, "Mashering a Doo a Day" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
NOTES [121 words]: The current description is all of the GreigDuncan8 fragment.
GreigDuncan8: "Mrs Gillespie does not remember the song, but thinks it may be 'Whisky, punch, and toddy O' [possibly [GreigDuncan4] 918 'Come All Ye Young Men That Want a Wife' which includes the words 'rum punch and toddy O']. The refrain partly occurs in [[GreigDuncan7] 1378 'Come Ye Inksmen' B ["The Old Maid's Song" (I)]. [This] is a refrain, and after each verse ends with the last line of that verse." - BS
I strongly suspect her memory is just a little off, and she is remembering a version of "Whisky in the Jar (The Irish Robber A) [Laws L13A]/The Irish Robber B (McCollister) [Laws L13B]." There are versions of that with a chorus very similar to this. - RBW
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