Talk:Michael Finnegan (song)

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  • There was an old man called Michael Finnigan,
He went fishing with a pinagin,
Caught a fish but dropped it inagin,
Poor old Michael Finnigan, Begin agen'

What's a pinagin? -Ayeroxor 14:21, 29 September 2006 (UTC)

a pin again. -ReverendG 02:32, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

Ugh. Looking back, can't believe I had to ask :P Thanks! -Ayeroxor (talk) 15:37, 9 March 2010 (UTC)

Merge Proposal[edit]

Two articles, Michael Finnegan (song) and Michael Finnigan; are virtually identical. Recommend the latter is merged into the former (that is, this article). However, I'm not fussed about which one should be merged where. --Micahbrwn 07:15, 3 November 2007 (UTC)

Merged. Mrprada911 (talk) 03:02, 3 March 2008 (UTC)


Apart from the surname "Finnegan", is there any evidence that this is an Irish song? Alansplodge (talk) 00:34, 28 May 2011 (UTC)

Just wondering it myself. It's unsourced, and the article says it's unknown - therefore no.Gymnophoria (talk) 10:33, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

Additional citations[edit]

Why and where does this article need additional citations for verification? What references does it need and how should they be added? Hyacinth (talk) 08:05, 10 March 2012 (UTC)


I'm assuming there is no copyright issue, as the lyrics were published before 1922. But if they are to be removed, should they "be put on Wikisource and linked to from the article?" Thanks. Martinevans123 (talk) 18:54, 4 June 2015 (UTC)