DESCRIPTION: Manx Gaelic. Mylecharane had found and hidden gold years before. He's a poorly dressed miser with a daughter. She asks him for gold so she can have a wedding dress and marry. He retrieves the gold and, curse him, starts the custom of a daughter's dowry.
EARLIEST DATE: 1868 (Cookson)
KEYWORDS: foreignlanguage poverty dowry wedding request clothes gold dialog father children
FOUND IN: Britain(England(West))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Broadwood/Maitland, pp. 36-37, "Mylecharane" (1 text, 1 tune, translated from Manx Gaelic)
ADDITIONAL: W.H. Gill, Manx National Songs with English Words (London, 1896 ("Digitized by Google")), pp. 34-39, "Mylecharane" (1 text, 1 tune)
Elizabeth Cookson, Poems from Manxland (London, 1868 ("Digitized by Google")), pp. 187-192, "Mylecharane" (1 text)
NOTES: Broadwood/Maitland is translated from Manx Gaelic; pronounced Mollecarane or Mulcrane
Cookson: "The most ancient Manx song, rendered into English verse adapted to the popular old Manx National Air, which is plaintive and very beautiful." - BS
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