Darling Old Stick

DESCRIPTION: Bull Morgan McCarthy inherits his brother's shillelah and fights with those he'd heard of as "informer" and "canary." Partly as result, partly as cause, he meets Kate. "I bought this gold ring, sir, And Kate to the priest I shall bring, sir"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1853 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 11(798))
KEYWORDS: marriage fight trial humorous
FOUND IN: Ireland Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Mackenzie-BalladsAndSeaSongsFromNovaScotia 137, "Bull Morgan McCarthy" (1 text)
O'Conor-OldTimeSongsAndBalladOfIreland, p. 51, "Darling Old Stick" (1 text)

Roud #3276
Bodleian, Harding B 11(798), "The Darlin' Old Stick," John Ross (Newcastle), 1847-1852; also 2806 c.15(258), 2806 b.11(11), "The Darlin' Old Stick"; Harding B 20(34), Harding B 11(799), Harding B 11(797), "The Darlin' Ould Stick"; Harding B 11(1370), "Darling Old Stick"; Firth b.25(73), "The Darling Ould Stick"
NLScotland, L.C.178.A.2(300), "The Darlin' Old Stick," unknown, c.1870

Teddy O'Toole (per broadside Bodleian Harding B 20(34))
Young America and Ould Ireland ("It's a soger I am, and I'm wearing the green") (Wolf-AmericanSongSheets, p. 183)
File: Mack137

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