We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
WHO THREW THE OVERALLS IN MISTRESS MURPHY'S CHOWDER?
Mistress Murphy gave a party just about a week ago, Everything was plentiful, the Murphys, they're not slow. They treated us like gentlemen; we tried to act the same And only for what happened, well it was an awful shame. When Mrs. Murphy dished the chowder out she fainted on the spot; She found a pair of overalls at the bottom of the pot. Tim Nolan he got ripping mad, his eyes were bulging out, He jumped upon the piano and loudly he did shout.
cho: "Who threw the overalls in Mistress Murphy's chowder?" Nobody spoke so he shouted all the louder. It's an Irish trick that's true, but I can lick the Mick that threw The overalls in Mistress Murphy's chowder.
They dragged the pants from out the soup and laid them on the floor; Each man swore upon his life, he'd ne'er seen them before. They were plastered up with mortar and were 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 'gan to cry and pout, She had them in the wash that day and forgot to take them out. Tim Nolan, he excused himself for what he said that night, So we put music to the words and sang with all our might.
(Trad. Irish pub song - correction, a Vaudeville tune)
I can believe it is sung in Irish pubs, but it is not a traditional song in the usual sense of the word. Words and music by George L. Geifer, copyright R. A. Mullen in 1898, and published by Mullen Music Co. New York.