Who Threw the Overalls in Mrs. Murphy's Chowder?words and music by George L. Giefer Hear this song sung by Edward M. Favor c.1901 at archive.org. Hear Brian Hefferan sing his 2004 version [Verse 1] D Mrs. Murphy gave a party just about a week a-go, D G E7 A Everything was plentiful the Murphy's they're not slow, D They treated us like gentlemen we tried to act the same, G D A D only for what happened well it was an awful shame. G A7 D When Mrs. Murphy dished the chowder out she fainted on the spot. G D E7 A She found a pair of overalls at the bottom of the pot. D Tim Nolan, he got rippin' mad. His eyes were bulging out. G D A7 D He jumped upon the piano and loudly he did shout. [Chorus] D Who threw the overalls in Mrs. Murphy's chowder? E7 A7 Nobody spoke so he shouted all the louder, D A D It's an Irish trick that's true, G D I can lick the "mick" that threw E7 A7 D The overalls in Mrs. Murphy's chowder. [Verse 2] They dragged the pants from out the soup and laid them on the floor. each man swore upon his life he ne'er seen them before. They were plastered up with morter and were worn out at the knee. they Had their many ups and downs and we could plainly see. and when Mrs. Murphy she came to, she began to cry and pout. she Had them in the Wash that day and forgot to take them out. Tim Nolan he excused himself for what he said that night So we put music to the words and sang with all our might.