O'Slattery's Light Dragoons

DESCRIPTION: "You have heard of Julius Caesar and of Great Napoleon too, And how the Cork militia beat the Turks at Waterloo," but none can compare with "O'Slattery's mounted foot." "Four-and-twenty" men have hilarious adventures mostly while drunk
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1927 (Shay-Barroom)
KEYWORDS: soldier humorous drink
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Shay-Barroom, pp. 52-53, "O'Slattery's Light Dragoons" (1 text)
Roud #9620
NOTES [32 words]: I suspect this was made up as a parody of something or other (I was reminded of "The South Down Militia" as well as, of course, "The British Grenadiers"), but without a tune, it's hard to prove
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