Paddy's Curiosity Shop

DESCRIPTION: "Did you hear tell of Paddy's Museum?" It is filled with antiquities. Barnum's cannot compare. It has Adam's "mattock and spade," "King David's ould breeches,"... "I'll give you the second edition Some night when you drop in again."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1879 (broadside, LOCSinging sb30404a)
KEYWORDS: humorous talltale Bible
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REFERENCES (2 citations):
O'Conor, p. 145, "Paddy's Curiosity Shop" (1 text)
WolfAmericanSongSheets, #1856, p. 125, "Pat's Curiosity Shop" (4 references)

Roud #15372
BROADSIDES:
Bodleian, Harding B 18(694), "Pat's Curiosity Shop", H. De Marsan (New York), 1864-1878 [same as LOCSinging sb30404a]
LOCSinging, sb30404a, "Pat's Curiosity Shop", H. De Marsan (New York), 1864-1878 [same as Bodleian Harding B 18(694)]

SAME TUNE:
The Pride of the Village ("I was born in the town of Kilhooley," by Eugene T. Johnston) (WolfAmericanSongSheets p. 129)
NOTES: Although I know of no American collections, the song seems to have been printed frequently in the United States; WolfAmericanSongSheets lists two broadsides by de Marsan, one by Partridge, one by Wrigley, and there seem to have been multiple songs set to the tune. - RBW
Broadsides LOCSinging sb30404a and Bodleian Harding B 18(694): 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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