Cow that Drank the Poteen, The

DESCRIPTION: Paddy Shinahan makes poteen. His cow drinks some, becomes drunk, and fights Paddy. She wakes with a broken horn and advises "all good cows" to shun drink. When her milk was brown, Una, the milkmaid, thinks it was the cow's blood. Paddy does not betray her
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1965 (recording, Paddy Tunney)
KEYWORDS: drink humorous animal food
FOUND IN: Ireland
Roud #5170
RECORDINGS:
Paddy Tunney, "The Cow that Drank the Poteen" (on Voice13)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Tom Kelly's Cow" (theme: cow hides drinking problem)
File: RcTCtDtP

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