Mother Malone

DESCRIPTION: The singer ridicules men out courting who are afraid to go into the house. He swaggered in, kissed Mother Malone, hugged the old man, gave one brother a dollar and shook the other's hand; "then I'd walk out with me girl Mary Ann." Now they are married
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1938 (see notes)
KEYWORDS: courting marriage humorous nonballad brother father mother
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REFERENCES (1 citation):
The McNulty Family, "Mother Malone" (on IRMcNulty-Night1)
Roud #24278
NOTES: According to Ethnic Music on Records: a Discography of Ethnic Recordings Produced in the United States, 1893 to 1942 by Richard K Spottswood (Urbana, c1990), Vol. 5, p. 2819, The McNulty Family, "Mother Malone" on 78 Decca 12195 is apparently another recording of this song. - BS
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