Molly, My Dear

DESCRIPTION: When harvest is over the men's "hearts filled wi' love and their pockets wi' money" and they ask the girls to go with them. Dermot asks Molly to go north with him. She prefers him to Thady "wi' his blarney" and "love songs of the Lake o' Killarney"
AUTHOR: Robert Tannahill (1774-1810)
EARLIEST DATE: c.1838 (Ramsay)
KEYWORDS: courting farming harvest money Ireland Scotland
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
GreigDuncan4 861, "The Harvest is Ower" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Phillip A Ramsay, The Poetical Works of Robert Tannahill (London, c.1838), pp. 44-45, "Molly, My Dear"

Roud #6246
cf. "Miss Molly" (tune, per Ramsay)
File: GrD4861

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