"Aha! By the ass of the Dorans you'll find I'm a martinet. The sins of your past are rising against you. Many. Hundreds.
THE SINS OF THE PAST
(in a medley of voices) He went through a form of clandestine marriage with at least one woman in the shadow of the Black church."
'Doran's Ass' is a 19c. British ballad (author unknown). A variant of it was published by J.O. Bebbington sometime before 1859, and archived at the Bodleian Library. Paddy Doyle, who loves Bridget O'Toole, falls asleep drunk by the side of the road. Doran's ass comes and lies next to him. Dreaming of Biddy, Paddy smugs and hugs the ass. But when the ass starts to bray, Paddy flees to Biddy, telling her he met the devil!