Irish Washerwoman, The
Sheet Music (and more information about this song)
Some verses set to this tune:
1. When I was at home I was merry and frisky,
My dad kept a pig and my mother sold whiskey.
2. O'Reely is dead and O'Reilly don't know it
O'Reilly is dead and O'Reely don't know it
They're both lying dead in the very same bed
And neither one knows that the other one's dead.
History: Bar 3 also played |cAA =FAA| or |cAA EAA| or |cAA DAA|
Descended from the 16th-17th century tune Dargason (a.k.a. Sedany)
Related to single jig#53 "Willie's Single"