Jim O'Lynn

DESCRIPTION: Jim O'Lynn "does everything bad" and has to consider whether to change this thing or that. He is drunk and must decide on a double: that "will do." He quarrels with Charles over swapping shirts: that "won't do." Challenge the Devil? That "will do"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1958 (Guigne)
KEYWORDS: drink clothes derivative humorous nonballad Devil
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Guigne, pp. 214-216, "Jim O'Lynn" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Roud #25325
cf. "Brian O'Lynn (Tom Boleyn)"
NOTES [71 words]: Guigne's texts are a "Brian O'Lynn" derivative. The "Jim O'Lynn" tag line -- restricted to "'It will do yes it will do' said Jim O'Lynn, 'It will do'" or "'It won't do no it won't do' said Jim O'Lynn, 'It won't do'" -- is enough out of the way of the original that I have chosen not to "lump" the two songs.
One of Guigne's texts is three verses of a Newfoundland version collected by John Widdowson and Herbert Halpert. - BS
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File: Guig214

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