“Paddy's Panacea”


Poteen is "the best thing in nature For sinking your sorrows and raising your joys." It cures cramp, colic and spleen, calms a baby when mixed in milk, sooths a mind at school, makes the dumb talk, the lame walk, and helped Brunel dig the Thames tunnel.


Marc Isambard Brunel began construction of the Thames Tunnel in 1825. The tunnel was completed in 1842 and opened in 1843. (source: _Thames Tunnel_ at the Wikipedia site. - BS


  • Tom Lenihan, "Paddy's Panacea" (on Voice13) (on IRTLenihan01)


  1. Munnelly/Deasy-Lenihan 3, "Paddy's Panacea" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. OConor, pp. 155-156, "Paddy's Panacea" (1 text)
  3. Roud #3079
  4. BI, RcPadPan


Author: Joseph Lunn (1784-1863) (source: O'Conor)
Earliest date: 1901 (O'Conor)
Found in: Ireland