DESCRIPTION: The marries Molly McGlocklin. She prefers Finnigan who "his gizzard he broke." Molly mourns; the singer hits her and fights the Finnigans. After the burial she attacks him; he throws her in the grave. He's single now and will dance but won't marry again
EARLIEST DATE: before 1867 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 11(2962))
KEYWORDS: marriage fight death funeral burial humorous family
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf) Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
O'Conor, p. 42, "Mister Finagan" (1 text)
Jack Swain, "Finnigan's Wake II" (on NFMLeach); "Finnegan's Wake (Version 2)" (on MUNFLA/Leach)
Bodleian, Harding B 11(2962), "Pat Finnigan," J. Harkness (Preston), 1840-1866; also Harding B 26(37), "Barnaby Finegan"; 2806 b.11(184), "Barnaby Finnegan"
NOTES: Leach (NFMLeach notes) says "Finnigan's Wake" "is a local title; it is more generally known as Molly McGlocklin" - BS
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