Down Went McGinty

DESCRIPTION: McGinty bet that McCann could not carry him up a wall. McGinty was right, and "Down went McGinty to the bottom of the wall And though he won the five, He was more dead than alive." McGinty's adventures lead to more falls, prison, death, etc.
AUTHOR: Joseph Flynn
EARLIEST DATE: 1889 (sheet music copyrighted)
KEYWORDS: gambling humorous injury prison children party death ghost
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (8 citations):
Peters, pp. 306-307, "Dan McGinty" (1 text, 1 tune)
Stout 81, pp. 102-103, "Down Went Dan McGinty" (2 texts)
Spaeth-ReadWeep, pp. 134-136, "Down Went McGinty" (1 text, partial tune)
Geller-Famous, pp. 120-123, "Down Went McGnty" (1 text, 1 tune)
Emerson, pp. 154-156, "Down Went McGinty" (1 text)
Gilbert, pp. 235-237, "Down Went McGinty" (1 text)
DT, DWNMGNTY*
ADDITIONAL: Robert A. Fremont, editor, _Favorite Songs of the Nineties_, Dover Publications, 1973, pp. 74-77, "Down Went McGinty" (1 text, 1 tune, a copy of the published sheet music)

Roud #4870
File: SRW134

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