“Larry McGee”


Larry coaxes "Missus Brady, who was reared up a lady" to marry. There was a huge wedding party with dancing, drink and food. Larry gets drunk, confuses his donkey for his wife, gets into a fight "in defense of his darling" and is laid out "with a clout"


MacKenzie: "The Irish song 'Larry Magee's Wedding' is so similar in metre and plot to [MacKenzie 139] that there is pretty certainly a tie of relationship." It all depends. Mackenzie cites O'Conor pp. 83-84 (included in the Index as "Larry Magee's Wedding," by Samuel Lover); that is certainly a different song. However, broadside Bodleian Harding B 11(684) is certainly Mackenzie's song. - BS


  • Harding B 11(684), "The Wedding of Larry Magee," unknown, n.d.


  1. Mackenzie 139, "Larry McGee" (1 text)
  2. Roud #3283
  3. BI, Mack139


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1928 (Mackenzie)
Found in: Canada(Mar)