Paddy Magee's Dream

DESCRIPTION: An Englishman, Scotchman, and Irishman meet and pool their resources to buy a loaf. The loaf will go to the one who has the grandest dream. The Englishman and Scotchman have grand dreams but the Irishman dreamt he was hungry, woke and ate the loaf.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1886 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 11(2917))
KEYWORDS: wager dream food humorous
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar) US(Ro)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
O'Conor, p. 99, "Paddy Magee's Dream" (1 text)
Creighton-SNewBrunswick 72, "Johnny Bull, Irishman, and Scotchman" (1 text, 1 tune)
Hubbard, #191, "The Three Dreams" (1 text, 1 tune)

ST OCon099 (Partial)
Roud #3272
BROADSIDES:
Bodleian, Harding B 11(2917), "Paddy Magee's Dream" , W.S. Fortey (London), 1858-1885; also Harding B 11(2918), "Paddy Magee" ("John Bull he was an Englishman, he went on the tramp one day") or "The Three Dreams"
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "John Bull Lives In England" (theme of national comparison)
File: OCon099

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