Hold-Up, The

DESCRIPTION: "Faith in me cuttle and stick in me buttle," the singer goes off to Dublin to look for work. A robber stops him and sticks a gun in his mouth. The singer steps back and knocks down the robber with his "shallallah," and goes on his way
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1946 (Hoosier Folklore V, according to Dorson)
KEYWORDS: travel robbery humorous
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: Richard M. Dorson, _Buying the Wind: Regional Folklore in the United States_, University of Chicago Press, 1964, pp. 394-397, "The Hold-Up" (1 text, tune refernced)
cf. "The Irish Washerwoman" (tune)
File: RDBW394

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