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Who Threw the overalls in Mrs. Murphy's Chowder?

This song was commonly sung by Frank McCourt's father when he returned home drunk from the pubs. It was his father's favorite song.

Roddy McCorley Song

This song is another that Frank's father often sung when he returned home drunk after spending all of their wages at the pubs.

Kevin Barry Song

Again, this is another song that Frank heard countless times growing up as his father would sing it when returning home from the pubs.

Ireland Boys Hurrah

This is the song that Frank's father made him and his brothers sing while promising to die for Ireland.