Finnegan's Wake [Laws Q17]

DESCRIPTION: Tim Finnegan, never entirely sober, falls from a ladder and cracks his head. Taken home unconscious, his wife holds a wake that soon gets out of control. Splashed with whiskey, Tim awakens and resents being thought dead
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1861 (broadside, LOCSinging sb40523b)
KEYWORDS: injury drink fight party
FOUND IN: US(MW,Ro) Canada(Mar,Newf) Ireland
REFERENCES (14 citations):
Laws Q17, "Tim Finnegan's Wake" [Laws Q17]
Eddy 146, "Tim Finnegan's Wake" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
Gardner/Chickering 169, "Finnigan's Wake" (1 text)
Hubbard, #167, "Tim Finnegan's Wake" (1 text, 1 tune)
Creighton-NovaScotia 86, "Tim Finnigan's Wake" (1 text, 1 tune)
O'Conor, p. 136, "Tim Finigan's Wake" (1 text)
OLochlainn 91, "Finnegan's Wake" (1 text, 1 tune)
Hodgart, p. 219, "Finnegan's Wake" (1 text)
WolfAmericanSongSheets, #2335, p. 157, "Tim Finigan's Wake" (3 references)
Gilbert, p. 120, "Finnegan's Wake" (1 partial text)
Behan, #30, "Finnegan's Wake" (1 text, 1 tune, modified)
Silber-FSWB, p. 232, "Finnegan's Wake" (1 text)
DT 528, FINNWAKE*
ADDITIONAL: Frank Harte _Songs of Dublin_, second edition, Ossian, 1993, pp. 28-29, "Finnegan's Wake" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #1009
RECORDINGS:
The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem, "Finnigan's Wake" (on IRClancyMakem01)
Warde Ford, "Finnegan's Wake" [incomplete] (AFS 4212 A3, 1939; in AMMEM/Cowell)
Jack Swain, "Finnigan's Wake I" (on NFMLeach)
John Terrell, "Tim Finnegan's Wake" (Berliner 1869, 1898)

BROADSIDES:
Bodleian, Firth b.25(254), "Finnigan's Wake," W.S. Fortey (London), 1858-1885; also Harding B 11(3620), Harding B 11(3619), Firth c.26(209), Harding B 11(1207), "Finnigan's Wake"
LOCSinging, sb40523b, "Tim Finigan's wake," H. De Marsan (New York), 1859-1860

CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Irish Wake" [Laws Q18]
cf. "The Bullockies' Ball" (theme)
cf. "Doherty's Wake" (subject)
SAME TUNE:
The French Musician (per broadside LOCSinging sb40523b)
Rafferty's Party (WolfAmericanSongSheets p. 131)
NOTES: Broadside LOCSinging sb40523b: H. De Marsan dating per Studying Nineteenth-Century Popular Song by Paul Charosh in American Music, Winter 1997, Vol 15.4, Table 1, available at FindArticles site. - BS
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