DESCRIPTION: "Maurice Kelly one night when about three parts loaded" is beaten by a ghost. "Twas Kelly's wife dressed up in white to keep him from drinking... he got such a fright he won't stir after night But right after supper goes ... straight off to bed."
EARLIEST DATE: 1929 (Greenleaf/Mansfield)
KEYWORDS: fight drink humorous wife ghost
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Greenleaf/Mansfield 78, "Maurice Kelly" (1 text, 1 tune)
Leach-Labrador 122, "Kelly and the Ghost" (1 text, 1 tune)
Guigne, pp. 228-229, "Kelly and the Ghost (Maurice Kelly)" (1 text, 1 tune)
Ralph Pennell, "Kelly and the Ghost" (on MUNFLA/Leach)
cf. "Kate and Her Horns" [Laws N22] (gimmck)
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