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Rank this week: 8 (↑21)
Duration: 2:44 
Release Date: 1945 
Lyrics By: Benny Bell 
Music By: Traditional (sung to tune of "Irish Washerwoman") (Shalom) 
Produced By:
Released By: Bell Novelty Records 952-A (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Published By: Benny Bell Music/Candles 1213 Music/Madison Music (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Licensing: BMI  #969855 (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Song Lyrics:
McCarthy is dead, McGuinness don't know it
McGuinness is dead, McCarthy don't know it
They both lay dead on the very same bed
But neither one knows that the other is dead.

Before he died, this fellow McCarthy
One Saturday night got drunk at a party
He took a swing at Officer King
The next day he carried his head in a sling.

McCarthy was always good to his wife
He had to be so or I pity his life
Although she was only half his size
She'd jump on the table and scratch out his eyes.

On Saint Patrick Day he was there
A shine on his shoes and oil on his hair
He wore a green jacket, he really looked swell
With a genuine shamrock in his lapel.

One day he was taking his wife to a dance
A dog took a chance and snapped at his pants
McCarthy got angry and started to sneer
Then lifted the mongrel and bit off its ear.

He drank like a fish, he ate like a savage
His favorite dish was corned beef and cabbage
He fought like a tiger, he hit like a mule
And boy could he knock off a good game of pool.

McCarthy and Mister McGuinness next door
Could never agree, they were always at war
Said he to McGuinness, "The day when you die
I'll buy everybody a strawberry pie."

Said Mister McGuinness to Mister McCarthy
"You may be tough, and healthy and hearty
But if you don't shut up and behave
You'll soon be asleep in a seven-foot grave."

One stormy night they met in the hall
To settle their argument once and for all
Now one used a shovel and one used a rock
And both were in heaven at seven o'clock.

So McCarthy is dead but McGuinness don't know it
McGuinness is dead but McCarthy don't know it
They both lay dead on the very same bed
But neither one knows that the other is dead.
Current Rating 10.0 (1 vote)
Played on 2 shows:
03-17-16, #MMS-19603-13-12, #BWR-12-03-13
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