Old Leather Breeches, The

DESCRIPTION: "At the sign of the bell, on the road to Clonmel, Paddy Hegarty kept a night shaybeen." When a party arrives demanding food and drink, Paddy supplies liquor, but for food can only cut up his leather breeches. When the trick is discovered, a riot ensues
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1901 (OConor); 19C (Wolf)
KEYWORDS: drink clothes party
FOUND IN: Ireland Australia Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (9 citations):
Meredith/Covell/Brown, pp. 232-233, "The Old Leather Breeches" (1 text, 1 tune)
O'Conor, p. 75, "The Old Leather Breeches" (1 text)
OLochlainn 67A, "The Old Leather Breeches" (1 text, 1 tune)
Peacock, pp. 71-72, "Leather Britches" (1 text, 1 tune)
Bennett-Downey 16, pp. 116-1190, "Paddy Hagerty's Old Leather Breeches" (1 text)
Morton-Maguire 37, pp. 123-125,171, "The Old Leather Britches" (1 text, 1 tune)
Hayward-Ulster, pp. 22-24, "The Ould Leather Breeches" (1 text)
Behan, #66, "Oul Leather Britches" (1 text, 1 tune, modified)
WolfAmericanSongSheets, #1718, p. 115, "The Old Leather Breeches" (1 reference)

Roud #923
Jerome Downey, "Paddy Hagerty's Old Leather Breeches" (on NFJDowney01)
Richard Hayward, Ireland Calling (Glasgow,n.d.), pp. 14-15, "The Ould Leather Breeches" (text, music and reference to Decca F-2266 recorded Feb 6, 1931)

LOCSinging, as110230, "Old Leather Breeches!," unknown, 19C
NOTES [41 words]: Morton-Maguire: "It is common throughout Ireland and I have heard [it] in the Border's of Scotland."
The date and master id (GB-2648-1/2) for Hayward's record is provided by Bill Dean-Myatt, MPhil. compiler of the Scottish National Discography. - BS
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File: MCB232

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