Cup o Tay, The

DESCRIPTION: The singer praises the virtues of "a gintale (genteel) cup o' tay": "Och, prate about your wine, or poteen mighty fine, There's no such draught as mine." Whiskey makes the head sore, but tea brings good company. The singer thanks the Chinese for it
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1901 (O'Conor)
KEYWORDS: nonballad drink
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (2 citations):
SHenry H489, p. 48, "The Cup o' Tay" (1 text, 1 tune)
O'Conor, p. 7, "A Cup O' Tay" (1 text)

Roud #13362
File: HHH489

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