“Corporal Casey”


The singer was happy but uneasy at home until enlisted by Corporal Casey. He treated the singer roughly but was soon killed in battle. "Thinks I, you are quiet, and I shall be aisy, So eight years I fought without Corporal Casey."

Cross references

  • cf. "The Irish Washerwoman" (tune)


  • Bodleian, Harding B 25(422), "Corporal Casey", Wm. Armstrong (Liverpool), 1820-1824; also Harding B 11(3683), Harding B 15(62b), Harding B 15(63a), "Corporal Casey"


  1. O'Conor, p. 21, "Corporal Casey" (1 text)
  2. DT, (IRISHWSH*)
  3. BI, OCon021


Author: George Colman?
Earliest date: before 1825 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 25(422))