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Who Threw The Overalls In Mistress Murphy's Chowder


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written by George Geifer 1898.
This is a funny song about Mistress Murphy's Chowder and some overalls. It sounds disgusting as I wouldn't want to eat some chowder that had overalls in it. However, it is a fun song!

Who Threw The Overalls In Mistress Murphy's Chowder

Mistress Murphy gave a party just about a week ago,
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Everything was plentiful, the Murphys, they're not slow.
They treated us like gentlemen; we tried to act the same
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And only for what happened, well it was an awful shame.
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When Mrs. Murphy dished the chowder out she fainted on the spot;
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She found a pair of overalls at the bottom of the pot.

Tim Nolan he got ripping mad, his eyes were bulging out,
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He jumped upon the piano and loudly he did shout.

"Who threw the overalls in Mistress Murphy's chowder?"
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Nobody spoke so he shouted all the louder.
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It's an Irish trick that's true, but I can lick the Mick that threw
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The overalls in Mistress Murphy's chow  -  der.

They dragged the pants from out the soup and laid them on the floor;
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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,
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They had their many ups and downs as we could plainly see.
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And when Mistress Murphy she came-to she 'gan to cry and pout,
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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,
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So we put music to the words and sang with all our might.