Doran's Ass [Laws Q19]

DESCRIPTION: Drunken Pat lies down to rest on his way to Biddy's. A jackass lies down next to him. In his stupor, Pat caresses the beast -- only to be awakened by a horrid braying. He flees to Biddy's, to be told that it was only Doran's Ass
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1859 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 11(946))
KEYWORDS: drink humorous animal
FOUND IN: US(MW,SE) Canada(Mar,Newf) Ireland
REFERENCES (11 citations):
Laws Q19, "Doran's Ass"
Peacock, pp. 50-52, "Doran's Ass" (1 text, 1 tune)
Creighton-NovaScotia 75, "Doran's Ass" (1 text, 1 tune)
O'Conor, p. 43, "Doran's Ass" (1 text)
OLochlainn 84, "Doran's Ass" (1 text, 1 tune)
Mackenzie 138, "Paddy Doyle" (1 text)
Dean, pp. 38-39, "Doran's Ass" (1 text)
Peters, p. 293, "Paddy Doyle and Biddy O'Toole" (1 text, 1 tune)
WolfAmericanSongSheets, #514, p. 34, "Doran's Ass" (1 reference)
ADDITIONAL: Kathleen Hoagland, editor, One Thousand Years of Irish Poetry (New York, 1947), pp. 260-262, "Doran's Ass" (1 text)

Roud #1010
Horton Barker, "Paddy Doyle" (on Barker01)
Bert Fitzgerald, "Paddy Doyle" (on MUNFLA/Leach)
Mr. Fitzgerald, "Paddy Doyle" (on MUNFLA/Leach)

Bodleian, Harding B 11(946), "Doran's Ass" ("One Paddy Doyle lived near Killarney"), J.O. Bebbington (Manchester), 1855-1858; also 2806 c.15(157), 2806 c.15(235), 2806 c.15(237), Harding B 19(93), Firth c.26(40), Harding B 11(947), Harding B 11(3492), Firth b.27(457/458) View 3 of 4, 2806 c.15(236), Harding B 19(15), "Doran's Ass"; 2806 b.11(255), Harding B 11(151), "Doran's Ass" or "[The] Straw Hat"; Harding B 11(2961), 2806 b.11(251), "Pat Doran's Ass"
Murray, Mu23-y1:135, "Dorran's Ass," Poet's Box (Glasgow), 19C
NLScotland, L.C.Fol.178.A.2(070), "Dorrn's Ass" (sic.) unknown, c.1860 [despite the title, the animal is called "Doran's Ass" in the text]

cf. "Courtin' in the Stable (The Workin' Steer)" (plot)
cf. "Jock Gheddes and the Soo" (plot)
File: LQ19

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