“Just Tread on the Tail of Me Coat”


"I've licked all the Murphys an' Finnegans, And all the McCarthys afloat, If you're wanting a fight and a fraction, Just tread on the tail of me coat."


The tune given by Randolph is quite close to (the verse of) "Rosin the Beau"; one suspects this is a fragment of one of the myriad parodies based on that song. - RBW


  1. Randolph 474, "Just Tread on the Tail of Me Coat" (2 fragments, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #4879
  3. BI, R474


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1913 (Randolph)
Keywords: fight
Found in: US(So)