Corporal Casey

DESCRIPTION: The singer was happy but uneasy at home until enlisted by Corporal Casey. He treated the singer roughly but was soon killed in battle. "Thinks I, you are quiet, and I shall be aisy, So eight years I fought without Corporal Casey."
AUTHOR: George Colman?
EARLIEST DATE: before 1825 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 25(422))
KEYWORDS: army battle recruiting death humorous
REFERENCES (2 citations):
O'Conor, p. 21, "Corporal Casey" (1 text)

Bodleian, Harding B 25(422), "Corporal Casey", Wm. Armstrong (Liverpool), 1820-1824; also Harding B 11(3683), Harding B 15(62b), Harding B 15(63a), "Corporal Casey"
cf. "The Irish Washerwoman" (tune)
cf. "The Railroad Corral" (tune and references for the "Irish Washerwoman" tune)
10th Regiment Song (Winstock, pp. 66-67)
File: OCon021

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