“Mick Magee”

Alternate titles: “Mick McGee”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1938 (Sam Henry collection)
Keywords: commerce trick police escape
Found in: Ireland Canada(Mar)

Description

Magee is a dealer in tobacco and tea who does not bother with licenses. Accidentally taking his wares to a police station, he is pursued by the force. He lends his bag to a beggar and lets himself be trapped. Since he has nothing illegal, he is released

Supplemental text

Mick Magee
  Partial text(s)

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From Helen Creighton, Folksongs from Southern New Brunswick,
#74, p. 160. Collected from Angelo Dornan, Elgin, N. B.

Oh Mick McGee from Ballymachree
He once was a hold sailor O,
But growing old as I am told
He's turned a liquor dealer O.

(parts of 2 additional stanzas)

References

  1. SHenry H740, pp. 56-57, "Mick Magee" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Creighton-SNewBrunswick 74, "Mick McGee" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. ST HHH740 (Partial)
  4. Roud #2764
  5. BI, HHH740