Black Stripper, The
DESCRIPTION: "I have but one cow and she has but one tit, But she's better to me than one that has six, One drop of her milk would make the house ring." All his barley goes to feed her. He'll take her to town "and if I meet the gauger, I will knock him down"
EARLIEST DATE: 1904 (_Songs of Uladh,_ according to OLochlainn-More)
KEYWORDS: drink nonballad wordplay
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
OLochlainn-More 29, "The Black Stripper" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "Ewie Wi' the Crookit Horn" (subject, theme)
NOTES: OLochlainn-More: "The 'Black Stripper' is a Poitin Still." The gauger, in that case, would be a revenue collector. - BS
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