Books Notated Music Maginnis's raffle. Composed & sung by J. F. Poole. Tune- Old leather breeches. Andrews, Printer, 38 Chatham St., N. Y
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Composed Sung by J. F. Poole.
Tune—Old Leather Breeches.
Won Saturday night, we'd a bit of a fight,
I was dressed in me best so genteely,
While for company sake, in me fist did I take,
Me ould country blackthorn shillely.
Going through Cherry Street, there who should I meet
But me ould countryman, Larry McGaffil,
Arrah, Mickey, siz he, "will yer take, d'ye see,
A ticket to go to a raffle?
Be me soukins I swear, all the boys will be there,
Wid fat Mrs. Byrnes an' her daughter,
The purpose, 'tis true, is for charity too,
Take a ticket—it's only a quarter.
The prize, you must know, is a fiddle an' bow,
'Twas presented to Misther Tim Whaffle.
The chairman is he iv the grand committee
On Mickey Maginness' raffle.
Siz I, "Larry Begor, will you tell me who it's for,
Nor me mind with wild fancies bewildher,
'Tis to bring out, siz he, from the ould counthry
Widdy Doyle an' her fourteen small childher;
Her husband, the sot, at sheepstaling was caught,
He'd a narrow escape from the scaffold,
But was sint'cross the sea, out to Bottiny Bay.
An' for his widdy weve got up this raffle.
The quarter I spint, and with Larry I wint,
To Oak street we travelled from Cherry,
At aitche shebeen we'd stop to take a small dhrop,
Be the time we got there we wor merry.
As the dure we passed thro', what a sight met me view,
All me powers of description 'twould baffle,
In all sorts of dress, full three hundred or less
Wor at Micky Maginnis' raffle.
The factions enraged were in battle ingaged,
An' the blood soon began to flow freely,
But the whole iv the crew couldn't lather us two,
That's meself an me blackthorn shilely;
Me stick got excited, it wanted to fight, it
Longed to take part in the battle,
It hit Shaughnessy's Ted such a belt on the head,
That it knocked him stone blind at the raffle.
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