Mrs. McLaughlin's Party
DESCRIPTION: Everyone prepares for weeks, buying new clothes and patching the old, for Mrs McLaughlin's party. They dance and drink all night until the fiddler falls drunk and they carry him home, and fight on the way.
EARLIEST DATE: 1901 (O'Conor)
KEYWORDS: fight dancing drink music party
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
O'Conor, p. 61, "Mrs. McLaughlin's Party" (1 text)
Jack Houlihan, "Mother McLaughlin's Party" (on MUNFLA/Leach)
NOTES: Also see a text and hear an excerpt of "Mother McLaughlin's Party" among Newfoundland songs as sung by Jack Houlihan on the "MacEdward Leach and the Songs of Atlantic Canada" site. - BS
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