[Ads-l] shanty

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jul 29 22:07:09 EDT 2017


>  _Down Went McGinty_

I can understand that. "Whenever they got his Irish up / Clancy lowered the
boom."

On Sat, Jul 29, 2017 at 8:58 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> '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
> --
> "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."
>
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-- 
-Wilson
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All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
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