John Reilly (II)

DESCRIPTION: "John Reilly's always dry." His mother warned him that "all the other Reilly boys Had died of whisky drouth" so now he spends his money on Bass's ale "by the pail" and Dublin stout, whisky, gin and wine. As soon as he wakes "he slips out for a bucket."
AUTHOR: Edward Harrigan (1881) (source: McMorland-Scott)
EARLIEST DATE: 1989 (McMorland-Scott)
KEYWORDS: warning drink wine humorous
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Bord))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
McMorland-Scott, pp. 102-103, 153, "John Reilly" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #21750
File: McSc102

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