Old Country Party, The
DESCRIPTION: "Say, did ye iver go till an ould country party." The singer describes his first. He describes the food and punch, music and dancing until "the bottle was dry." Now he's away from home and "the tears rushes into me eyes" when he thinks of those days.
AUTHOR: Harry M Palmer
EARLIEST DATE: before 1865 (broadside, LOCSinging sb30374b)
KEYWORDS: homesickness dancing drink music party nonballad moniker
REFERENCES (2 citations):
O'Conor, p. 95, "The Old Country Party" (1 text)
WolfAmericanSongSheets, #1700, p. 114, "THe Old Country Party" (2 references)
LOCSinging, sb30374b, "The Old Country Party", H. De Marsan (New York), 1861-1864; also as202780, "The Old Country Party"
Bodleian, Harding B 18(380), "The Old Country Party", H. De Marsan (New York), 1864-1878
cf. "Irishman's Shanty" (tune)
NOTES: Broadsides LOCSinging sb30374b and Bodleian Harding B 18(380): H. De Marsan dating per Studying Nineteenth-Century Popular Song by Paul Charosh in American Music, Winter 1997, Vol 15.4, Table 1, available at FindArticles site. - BS
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