“Paddy's Curiosity Shop”


"Did you hear tell of Paddy's Museum?" It is filled with antiquities. Barnum's cannot compare. It has Adam's "mattock and spade," "King David's ould breeches,"... "I'll give you the second edition Some night when you drop in again."


Broadsides LOCSinging sb30404a and Bodleian Harding B 18(694): H. De Marsan dating per _Studying Nineteenth-Century Popular Song_ by Paul Charosh in American Music, Winter 1997, Vol 15.4, Table 1, available at FindArticles site. - BS


  • Bodleian, Harding B 18(694), "Pat's Curiosity Shop", H. De Marsan (New York), 1864-1878 [same as LOCSinging sb30404a]
  • LOCSinging, sb30404a, "Pat's Curiosity Shop", H. De Marsan (New York), 1864-1878 [same as Bodleian Harding B 18(694)]


  1. O'Conor, p. 145, "Paddy's Curiosity Shop" (1 text)
  2. Roud #15372
  3. BI, OCon145


Author: unknown
Earliest date: before 1879 (broadside, LOCSinging sb30404a)
Keywords: humorous talltale Bible