American Old Time Song Lyrics: 31 Widow Clancys Party
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 31
WIDOW CLANCY'S PARTY.
Copyright, 1880, by Mrs. Pauline Lieder.
By Jim O'Neil and Jack Conroy. Arranged by Ned Straight.
How are you's one and all? sure we thought we'd make a call
And tell you all about the widow's party;
'Twas at Pythogora's Hall we gave a break-down ball
And invited all the young folks gay and hearty;
There was handsome Paddy Grace, sure, he's now on the police,
He was put there by a political party.
He came from County Cork to the City of New York;
He joked And sang And made us laugh so hearty.
Ah, the charming Widow Clancy,
She was any man's fancy;
She was a fluent talker
And a rattling six-day walker,
And a Venus is the charming Widow Clancy.
McGinn sang "Pinafore" 'till his throat was very sore,
And "Little Dundeen," sang by Smith so sweetly;
Crosby sang a little ditty, the girls all called him witty,
And McGuffin done an Irish jig so neatly.
Flynn sang "Dancing on the Green," also "She's a Fairy Queen";
Flood sang "Hold the Fort for We're the Strongest Party ";
And Murphy and Tim Lang done the "Lackawanna Gang,"
Down at the charming Widow Clancy's party.-Chorus.
As it was growing late, sure, we thought 'twas time to ate;
We went in two-by-two's down to the supper;
We were hardly seated right when there was a fearful fight,
For McGinnis swore the whiskey was all water;
All around 'twas hand-and-hand, and they nearly killed the band,
When in step'd the famous boxer, Mike McCarthy;
He swore by pow'rs above that he'd just put on the gloves
And clear out ev'ry sucker in the party. -Chorus.