Larry McGee

DESCRIPTION: Larry coaxes "Missus Brady, who was reared up a lady" to marry. There was a huge wedding party with dancing, drink and food. Larry gets drunk, confuses his donkey for his wife, gets into a fight "in defense of his darling" and is laid out "with a clout"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1928 (Mackenzie)
KEYWORDS: wedding fight dancing drink food music humorous animal
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Mackenzie 139, "Larry McGee" (1 text)
Roud #3283
Harding B 11(684), "The Wedding of Larry Magee," unknown, n.d.
NOTES: MacKenzie: "The Irish song 'Larry Magee's Wedding' is so similar in metre and plot to [MacKenzie 139] that there is pretty certainly a tie of relationship." It all depends. Mackenzie cites O'Conor pp. 83-84 (included in the Index as "Larry Magee's Wedding," by Samuel Lover); that is certainly a different song. However, broadside Bodleian Harding B 11(684) is certainly Mackenzie's song. - BS
File: Mack139

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