Murphy Delaney

DESCRIPTION: "Murphy Delany so funny and frisky Reeled into a shebeen to get his skin full." He falls into a coal barge, thinking it his bed. He is hauled out by people who think him deed, then comes to life. He is forced to fight the doctor and flee the coroner
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1835 (Journal of the Frances Henrietta)
KEYWORDS: drink death humorous escape
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REFERENCES (1 citation):
Huntington-Gam, pp. 334-335, "Murphy Delany" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #25981
NOTES: This seems to have been very common in broadsides, but actual traditional versions are few. - RBW
Last updated in version 4.2
File: HGam334

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