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404 Ballads and Songs of Michigan
166 PATS WEDDING
For a song with many similarities see "Arthur O'Bradley's Wedding," in Dixon, pp. 160-167, with notes. There are remote affiliations with "Patie's Wedding," in an undated chapbook, Glasgow. The present version was sung in 1916 by Mr. John Laidlaw, Ypsilanti.
1 "0 come in, man, and let's hear your cracks; I heard ye was o'er at the wedding."
"0 aye, man, indeed I was that, And I lent them a hand at the bedding." Right-talepha-rally-a, right-talepha-addy, Right-talepha-rally-a, right-talepha-addy.
2 "Alack, man, and how come ye on, For Pat is a comical body,
And many was the terrible nights we had When he courted the Haudy."
3 "Alack, man, lo, we did well;
But Rob, the greedy hash, he sat next me, And we both eated out of one place, And that was the way that thaw fixed me.
4 "After the haggish was served all around, As mickle as might have served a dozen, I scarce got the spoon to my head
Than he had it all crammed down his wesson.
5 "Na fear but we'd all get our fill, For Pat he's a braw-hearted fellow; But lack, man, the haggish was good, For I'm sure that the hag a* was falla."
(Stanza 6 is omitted.)