Tom Toozick the Gentleman

DESCRIPTION: Gaelic. "A drinking-song, in which 'Tom Toozick' recounts his exploits in the local hostelry, where he habitually spent all his earnings. In the end he resolves to mend his ways, and asks God's forgiveness for his previous behaviour."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1947 (OCroinin-Cronin)
KEYWORDS: foreignlanguage drink
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
OCroinin-Cronin 188, "Tom Toozick the Gentleman" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Elizabeth Cronin, "Tom Toozick the Gentleman" (on IRECronin01)
NOTES [42 words]: The description follows the "English Summary" provided by OCroinin-Cronin. A few words of English are scattered throughout, such as, "come landlady and open the door" and "come, bring us some toddy my jewel, for here is Tom Toozick the Gentleman!" - BS
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File: OCC188

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