The cow of Mrs. O'Leary. This cow, Daisy, is blamed for starting the Chicago Fire on October 8, 1871, which burnt down most of Chicago. Supposedly it all started when Mrs. O'Leary was milking her cow. Daisy got upset and kicked over a bucket that had a lantern on it. These days most people believe that Mrs. O'Leary and her cow were just conveinent scapegoats for the fire.

Late last night
While we were all in bed
Old Ms. O'Leary put a lantern in the shed
and when the cow kicked it over,
she winked her eye and said
gonna be a hot time
in the old town




I don't know where this came from.

It was always just there.

You need a lot of people singing this or it doesn't work. Sing the verse over and over, successively quieter each time, but continue to yell the FIRE FIRE FIRE bit at the top of your lungs. Do not stop until you have reached and finished a run where the verse is completely silent.

At the time, we didn't have the slightest idea what it was about.

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