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Flanagan and the Lampost

Based on the story of an unfortunate from Kinnitty who got arrested trying to fight a lampost, got arrested, and told everyone about it! Willie Rimes wouldnt do it!

This one was not the lampost Flanagan fought in Kinnity, this one is from Galway... but it possibly of a similar style!
This one was not the lampost Flanagan fought in Kinnity, this one is from Galway… but it possibly of a similar style!

Of all of Irelands drinking men
There are few like Flanagan of Gap Glen
Who went to market and then home again
After drinking a right sup.

He met a lamp post made of wood
His bad eye he said was no good
His good eye did not work as it should:
He mistook the post for some provoking pup!

Flanagan, being a man, was not meek
Would take from no divil any cheek
Got stuck into the fecker – the words he did speak
To the Peeler who found him against it asleep.

He went home to his family who for drinking did scold
To pay the fines, a load of hay had to be sold
The drink, the demon! Such a story to be told!
So be warned, let you sober yourself keep!!!

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