[Ads-l] shanty

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jul 29 20:58:51 EDT 2017


'A black eye (esp. in _hang a shanty on_).'

1889 Joseph Flynn _Down Went McGinty_ (sheet music) (N. Y.: Spaulding &
Kornder) 1: Then he raised a little shanty on his eye.

You can hear a rendition of this god-awful vaudeville song (occasionally
quoted by my grandmother) here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFkta4CpHiE


JL
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"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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