How Paddy Stole the Rope

DESCRIPTION: Paddy and Mick rob a church. They need rope to bind the loot. Paddy climbs the bell rope to the top, cuts the rope above himself and falls. Mick climbs up, cuts the rope beneath himself and can't get down. The boys are caught and thrown in jail
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1901 (O'Conor)
KEYWORDS: prison robbery unemployment humorous
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (3 citations):
O'Conor, pp. 68-69, "How Paddy Stole the Rope" (1 text)
McBride 57, "Paddy Stole the Rope" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Hazel Felleman, Best Loved Poems of the American People, p. 474, "How Paddy Stole the Rope" (1 text)

ST OCon068 (Partial)
Roud #2037
BROADSIDES:
Bodleian, Harding B 20(65), "How Paddy Stole the Rope," unknown, n.d.
File: OCon068

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