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Old 03-03-2010, 10:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Mickey O’Brannigan’s Pup

For several years I had tried to find the lyrics to this song my Grandfather would sing. I recently found them in a letter to him from his brother while he was in Europe WWII.

"This is the way I remember it Laddie - It is pretty close to the way Dad sang it."

Mickey O’Brannigan’s Pup

Mickey O’Brannigan had a Bull pup
He was bred of an Alligan stock
For seventeen hours a battle he fought
He did by my soul, by the clock

His tail was a neat little bit of a stump
Bowlegged and two crooked eyes
One look at his ugly old mug was enough
He was the devil himself in disguise

Chorus
O Bow wow wow what a dog to be sure
For fightin’ he never gave up
There never was known such a wonderful dog
As Mickey O’Brannigan’s Pup

He took up the Dutch shoemaker’s dog
And shook him around like a rat
He murdered Tim Flinnigan’s beautiful goat
Ate the tail off Mack Mannigan’s cat

He tore the tail of Maloneys best coat
Ate the bustle of Mary Ann Flinn
Bit sweet Kitty Mulligan on the leg
Now truly and wasn’t that a sin

Chorus

But an Italian came along with an organ one day
With a monkey tied fast to a string
And when the pup saw him, he howled with delight
And gave a most wonderful spring

He upset the grinder, the monkey and all
And bursted the organ inside
Bejabers he tried for to swallow the monk
But he choked on his tail and he died

Chorus
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Old 03-03-2010, 11:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I thought it said "Pub". Then I was like .....wtf does a dog have to do with a pub?

Cool little tune....I'd like to hear it to music.
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Old 03-03-2010, 12:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Cool little tune....I'd like to hear it to music.
In full on drunken Scottish brogue.

O Bow-wow-wow-whadda dawg tubbasire
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