“The Powers of Whisky”


"There's nothing like whisky Makes Irishmen frisky" and girls also, even if sick. If a maid rejects you "drink enough, you'll find charms in a dozen beside ... you'll think you're in love with each girl that you meet." Whisky can subdue any grief.

Cross references

  • cf. "The Kinnegard Slashers" (tune, according to Croker-PopularSongs)


  1. Croker-PopularSongs, pp. 75-76, "The Powers of Whisky" (1 text)
  2. BI, CrPS075


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1839 (Croker-PopularSongs)
Keywords: love drink nonballad