McQuade's Curse or MacNamara's Curse?

May Satan, with a rusty crook
 Catch every goat in Tallarook;
 May Mrs Melton's latest spook
 Haunt all old maids in Tallarook;
 May China's oldest pig-tailed cook
 Spoil chops and steaks in Tallarook;
 May all the frogs in Doogalook
 Sing every night in Tallarook;
 May Reedy Creek create a brook
 To swamp the flats in Tallarook;
 May rabbits ever find a nook
 To breed apace in Tallarook;
 May Sin Ye Sun and Sam Ah Fook
 Steal all the fowls in Tallarook;
 May Ikey Moses make a book
 To stiffen sport in Tallarook;
 May sirens fair as Lalla Rook
 Tempt all old men in Tallarook;
 May every paddock yield a shook
 Of smutty wheat in Tallarook;
 May good St Peter overlook
 The good deeds done in Tallarook;
 May each Don Juan who forsook
 His sweetheart live in Tallarook;
 May all who Matthew's pledges took
 Get rolling drunk in Tallarook;
 May every pigeon breed a rook
 To spoil the crops in Tallarook;
 May I get ague, gout and fluke
 If I drink rum in Tallarook.


Titled McQuade's Curse this composition was published in Russel Ward's "Penguin Book of Australian Ballads" (1964) with this note:

McQuade's Curse was collected in 1962 though it almost certainly has an ancient folk-lineage. The Curse was pinned to the railway gates in the Victorian town of Tallarook, by a swagman who had been refused a drink of rum on credit at one of the towns hotels. Lalla Rookh was the name of an immensely popular verse-romance by Leigh Hunt (1784-1859), and Father Matthew was a celebrated Irish temperance advocate of the same period.

Meredith and Whalan attribute it to Francis MacNamara for reasons of style and because it is a 'parody of The Donerelle Litany'.