Pardon me dredging this up. I just encountered this thread while wandering through the dusty corridors of Mudcat.
In the original post, the third verse of 'Maloney Wants a Drink' is rendered thus:
Salome danced for Paddy, taking off her 7 veils.
"Salome," said Maloney, "That's a trick that never fails."
Maloney put Salome's only clothing in a sack.
"I'll run along down to the pawn and bring your bundle back!" CHORUS
I may be mistaken, but I always knew the last line of that verse as:
"I'll run along down to the pawn and bring a bottle back!" CHORUS
Which makes far more sense in context.