A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from March 13, 2017
“Why do leprechauns have pots o’gold?"/"They like to ‘go’ first class!”

A riddle about a leprechaun’s pot—or “potty”—of gold is:

Q: Why do leprechauns have pots o’ gold?
A: They like to “go” first class!


The joke has been cited in print since at least 1996.


Kith and Kin (Marshfield Area Genealogy Group, Marshfield, WI)
March/April 1996
Pg. 5:
HOW IRISH ARE YOU?
TEST YOUR I. Q. (IRISH QUOTIENT)
(...)
9. Why do leprechauns have pots o’ gold?
Answers:
9. They like to “go: first class.

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ST. PATRICK COMES OUT OF THE CLOSET!
Marsha Ann Folks
3/4/96
(...)
Q:  Why do Leprechauns have pots o’gold?
A:  They like to “go” first class.

18 March 2004, Charleston (WV) Gazette, “Touch of Life: Toasting the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day” by Don Springer, pg. 2:
Q. Why do leprechauns have pots o’ gold?
A. They like to “go” first class!

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St Patricks Day Jokes and Riddles For Kids
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Updated on March 26, 2012
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Why do leprechauns have pots o’gold?
They like to “go” first class!

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St. Patrick’s Day Jokes: Top 30 St. Patrick’s Day Jokes
Posted on March 12, 2014
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7. Why do leprechauns have pots o’gold? …. They like to “go” first class!

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