Slightly different version, also a fourth verse that hasn't been mentioned.
First verse, & Chorus as previous posts.
The Judge says "pay attention, Katy Daley,
I'm sorry, that I have to sentence you,
For all the boys in court have drunk your whiskey
And, to tell the truth, dear Kate I've drunk it too.
So off to jail they took poor Katy Daly,
But very soon the gates they opened wide:
An Angel came & took poor Katy Daly,
And brought her right across the great divide.
Before the pearly gates there stood poor Katy,
St. Peter said "Good brewers they are few":
So step inside the gates dear Katy Daly,
And start to make your heavenly Mountain Dew"
I've always thought that to "Cross the great divide" meant to die.
If so, I think the aAngel makes more sense than the