Sticking Out a Mile from Blarney
DESCRIPTION: Rhyming verses with a chorus: "God be with those merry merry days that we spent outside in Blarney." For example, "Blarney Castle stands up straight and the rocks and the rooms are underneath, If you ask for fish they'll give you meat, sticking out ...."
EARLIEST DATE: 1978 (OCanainn)
KEYWORDS: humorous nonballad food
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
OCanainn, pp. 110-111, "Sticking Out a Mile from Blarney" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [57 words]: OCanainn: "This is one of those songs with many verses; in convivial company the song often calls forth instant composition of new verses.... [The singer] remembers an old woman singing it on the Dublin train and she had a lot of verses about the war, Sean McEntee and De Valera. God knows what words they'll have for it in a few more years." - BS
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