Arthur McBride

DESCRIPTION: The singer and his cousin Arthur McBride meet a recruiting party (on Christmas). The young men do not wish to join the army; they aren't interested in going overseas to be shot. The sergeant blusters; the Irish boys beat up the soldiers
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1867 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 11(2131))
KEYWORDS: army fight recruiting humorous
FOUND IN: Ireland Britain(Scotland,England)
REFERENCES (6 citations):
Greig-FolkSongInBuchan-FolkSongOfTheNorthEast #176, p. 1, "Arthur M'Bride" (1 text)
Greig/Duncan1 78, "Arthur McBride" (4 texts, 2 tunes)
Ord-BothySongsAndBallads, pp. 306-307, "The Recruiting Sergeant" (1 text)
Dallas-TheCruelWars-100SoldiersSongs, pp. 244-245, "Arthur McBride" (1 text, 1 tune)
Grigson-PenguinBookOfBallads 93, "Arthur McBride" (1 text)

Roud #2355
Bodleian, Harding B 11(2131), "Arthur Mc. Bride" ("I had a cousin one Arthur Mc. Bride"), J. Harkness (Preston), 1840-1866; also Firth c.14(112), "Arthur M'Bride"; Harding B 25(82), "Arthur Macbride"
Arthur McBride and the Sergeant
Teddy O'Brown
File: PBB093

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