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Thread #143005   Message #3298908
Posted By: MGM·Lion
30-Jan-12 - 07:01 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Its a Long Way To Tipperary
Subject: RE: Folklore: Its a Long Way To Tipperary
There is also an interminable 'shaggy dog' tale of a rairy spending much time evading his enemies, who eventually contrive to push him off a precipice; whereupon he exclaims the punchline: "It's a long way to tip a rairy". Anyone know how far this pleasantry goes back within the history of the song?