#03116
Mrs Murphy's Chowder (Mark Hiscock) video
#1775: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2011 ~ Used with permission ~

Mrs Murphy gave a party
just about a week ago,
Everything was plentiful, well,
the Murphys they're not slow;
They treated us like gentlemen,
we tried to act the same,
Only for what happened, well,
it was an awful shame....

Mrs Murphy dished the chowder out,
she fainted on the spot,
She found a pair of overalls
in the bottom of the pot;
Dick Nolan he got rippin',
and his eyes were bulging out,
He jumped upon the piano
and loudly he did shout....

HEY! Who threw the overalls
in Mrs Murphy's chowder?
Nobody spoke up so they
shouted all the louder,
It's an Irish trick that's true;
I can lick the mick who threw,
The overalls in Mrs Murphy's chowder.

They dragged the pants from out
the soup and laid them on the floor,
Each man swore upon his life
he ne'er seen them before;
They were plastered up with mortar
and worn out at the knee,
They had their many ups and downs
as we could plainly see....

And when Mrs Murphy she came to
she began to cry and pout,
She had them in the wash that day,
forgot to take them out;
Dick Nolan he excused himself
for what he said that night,
So we put music to the words
and sang with all our might....

HEY! Who threw the overalls
in Mrs Murphy's chowder?
Nobody spoke up so they
shouted all the louder,
It's an Irish trick that's true;
I can lick the mick who threw,
The overalls in Mrs Murphy's chowder.

Who threw the overalls
in Mrs Murphy's chowder?
Nobody spoke up so
they shouted all the louder,
It's an Irish trick that's true;
I can lick the mick who threw,
The overalls in Mrs Murphy's chowder.

####.... George L Giefer, 1898 © Mullen Music Company ....####
Originally published with the title Who Threw The Overalls In Mrs Murphy's Chowder and popularized by Edward M Favor's original 1901 recording.

This variant arranged and recorded by Mark Hiscock of Fort Amherst, NL, on his solo recording (The Music Takes Me Back, trk#5, 2003 CD, Avondale Music, St John's, NL).


See more songs by Mark Hiscock.

From the Free Online Dictionary:
Mick - disparaging term for a person of Irish birth or descent. The origin of the word is disputed. Some believe mick comes from the name Mick, the nickname for Michael; others believe it stems from the common Mc in many Irish names, such as McSorley, McNeil, McFlannagan, etc; still others believe it is related to the sound of a drunken hiccup.



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