“The Irish Boy and the Priest”


A son of Catholic father and Protestant mother prefers Protestantism. Father takes him to confession. The priest explains that all Catholics pay their confessor except the Pope who prays directly to God at no charge. The boy decides to do the same.


OrangeLark prints no music for this entry but has no comment as to whether or not it was sung. The text is rhymed couplets. - BS

There is something rather curious about this, in that the Catholic church generally does not recognize marriages made by other denomination, and also expects children of Catholic marriages to be brought up Catholic. Both parents are expected to agree to this. So -- clever as is the conceit of this song -- it would not often happen in practice. - RBW


  1. OrangeLark 29, "The Irish Boy and the Priest" (1 text)
  2. BI, OrLa029


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1987 (OrangeLark)