If You Have the Toothache
DESCRIPTION: "If you have the toothache, And greetin' with the pain," the answer is not sweets, which cannot help. Instead, take a mouthful of water and castor oil "And put your arse upon the fire, Till it begins to boil."
EARLIEST DATE: 2006 (Stewart-Queen)
KEYWORDS: disease humorous
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Stewart-Queen, p. 60, "(If You Have the Toothache)" (1 short text)
NOTES: This is probably a Stewart Family composition, but Helen Creighton collected a song with the same title from Angelo Dornan of New Brunswick. They're probably different songs, but in the absence of more information, I have held off listing an author for this. - RBW
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