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  • CHRISTMAS/HOLIDAY - Miss Fogarty's Christmas Cake

    Sue Rogers posted on November 30, 2016 18:01


    You can play along with the Irish Rovers using the (G) version, but for BUG night 2016 we'll be doing it in (C)!

     ‘Miss Hoolihan’s (or ‘Hooligan’s’) Christmas Cake’ was first popularized by one Harry Melville (‘The Irish Daisy’). The original version of the song seems to have been called ‘Miss Fogarty’s Christmas Cake’. It was published in the USA in 1883, when it was credited to Charles Frank Horn as composer of both tune and words. Horn, a prolific writer of popular songs, was born in Pennsylvania in 1853, and though I have found no evidence that he possessed Irish blood, his lyrics often poked fun at the Irish, displaying ‘Oirish’ spellings and sentiments. His other titles in this vein include the following: ‘Miss Mulligan’s Homemade Pie,’ ‘Grogan’s Grocery,’ ‘The Band on Murphy’s Block,’ ‘McCarthy’s Fancy Ball,’ ‘Duffy, the Rising Man,’ ‘Mr. Finnegan,’ ‘The McGettigans’ Social Soiree’ and ‘When McGinnes Drives Up to the Door.’ From: https://irelandsotherpoetry.wordpress.com/2008/12/28/james-joyces-christmas-cake/

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