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Peace Lyr Req: I'll Name the Boy Dennis or No Name at... (8) RE: Lyr Req: Naming the Baby 27 Dec 09


I suspect the song you seek is entitled "Dennis".

From the link:

Title Dennis
Given Title Dennis
First Line I'm bothered, yes I'm bothered, I'm completely perplexed
Plot Summary The narrator is in trouble: all his family wants to name his son. His wife wants 'Michael', his sister 'Matt', his uncle 'Charles', his auntie 'Pat'. His wife's brother wants 'Troy', her other brother 'Darby'. He'll be hanged if any of these names will do. He will call his son Dennis, or he won't get a name!

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I'm bothered, yes I'm bothered, I'm completely perplexed, I'm the father of a little boy, I'm not happy but I'm vexed, I have ninety-nine relations and the nearly drive me wild, For one and all, both great and small, they wants to name the child




Given you said it's Irish, and seeing the various names, maybe this is the song or a close variant. (Memorial University is in Newfoundland, Canada, btw. Nfld has a large population of Irish extraction.)


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