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Re: God bless us and save us said old Mrs Davies

Posted by Joe on January 15, 2009 at 16:12

In Reply to: God bless us and save us said old Mrs Davies posted by Graham Cambray on January 14, 2009 at 14:34:

: "God bless us and save us said old Mrs Davies".

Wellerisms in Ireland: Towards a Corpus from Oral and Literary Sourcesý - Page 20
by Fionnuala Carson Williams - Ireland - 2003 - 321 pages

'"God bless us and save us," said old Biddy Davis,

above notes 1030's and it spread to Irish in Boston and such and appears in varied plays, books sometimes as Mrs Davis or Mrs O'Davis.

The basic "GBUASU" also is seen wiith other names but the Irish seems the source.