American Old Time Song Lyrics: 33 Raffle For A Waterbury Watch

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Raffle for a Waterbury Watch.
Copyright, 1891, by Scott Washington & Co.
Words and Music by Harry & Miller.

We took two tickets, Dan and I, last Sunday afternoon.
While strolling down to Casey's for a walk.
To aid the little widow of the late Michael Muldoon,
The tickets for her benefit we bought;
It was to be a raffle for a Waterbury watch.
And carried by her husband, that was Mike,
And the throwing was to be at the house of Dan Magee,
Eight o'clock the following Monday night.

There was throwing there by Brady, Granigan and Grady,
Reilly threw the highest-forty-three;
Then Casey says I'll beat you. If you do, he says, I'll treat you.
But I hardly think you're in it, Mike, with me.

Now Casey threw three sixes every time he turned the box.
And Murphy said, bedad, that's out of sight;
Then Reilly says, be heavens, he can never have the watch,
He has the dices fixed this blessed night!
'Twas then they started throwing everything within their reach.
And Sweeney hollered fight, and got it hard;
Though he wasn't all to blame, but he got it just the same.
And they threw him over in the neighbor's yard.

There was throwing there by Nolan, Dougherty and Dolan,
Duffy through McCarthy to the floor;
Then Reilly grabbed McGuigan, and some one took O'Swigan,
And threw them out together through the door.

The house was in disorder, from the bottom to the top.
The neighbors thought the place was burning down;
They all were throwing something, and, of course, it didn't stop
Till furniture lay broken on the ground.
then some one threw O'Ragen to the bottom of the stairs,
And Casey he was mad, to tell the truth,
For he took old McElwee, Darby Connor and McGee,
And he threw them off the second-story roof.

There was throwing there by Hagan, Flaherty and Fagan,
Murphy threw O'Reardon down the well;
Then Dolan grubbed the table, and some one threw the cradle,
Then the coppers threw the rest into a cell.

While the band played 'Annie Laurie,' and 'Down Went McGinty,' too;
Then they ran in 'Annie Rooney' but they died on the 'Red, White and Blue.
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