American Old Time Song Lyrics: 45 Raffle For A Waterbury Watch

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Raffle for a Waterbury Watch.
Copyright, MDCCCXCIV, by Henry 3. Wehman.
Words and Music by Harry S. Miller.

We took two tickets, Dan and me, 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 ruffle for a Waterbury watch,
And carried by her husband, thst was Mike,
While the throwing was to be at the house of Dan Magee,
Eight o'clock the following Monday night.

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

Now Casey threw three sixes every time he turned the box,
Then Brady says, "Bedad, you're out of sight;"
Then Riley yelled, "Be heavens, he shall never get the watch,
He has the dices fixed this blessed night."
Twos then they started throwing ev'rthing within their reach,
While Kelly hollered fight, and got it hard,
Though he wasn't all to blame, yet he got it all the same,
Then threw him over in the Dutchman's yard.

There was throwing there by Mooney, Rafferty and Rooney,
Duffy threw McCarty to the floor;
Then Murphy grabbed McGuigan, just then some one took O'Swigan.
And out they went 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'Reagan to the bottom of the stairs,
And Riley he was mad, to tell the truth,
For he look old McElwee, Darby Connor and Magee,
And threw them off the second-story roof.

There was throwing there by Hagan, Flaherty and Fagan,
Murphy threw O'Reardon down the well;
Dolan grabbed the table, then 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,"
Dressed in the "Red, White And Blue."
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