Hey Donal, How Donal

DESCRIPTION: Donald meets "a bonnie wee lass" who says "when you think that no-one sees Donal come and kiss me." "I kissed her till her gums were sair" and she complained about his whiskers. He proposed; she accepted, as her mother had accepted her father's proposal.
AUTHOR: unknown (see NOTES)
EARLIEST DATE: 1906 (Greig/Duncan4)
KEYWORDS: courting marriage humorous father mother
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Greig/Duncan4 910, "Hoch Donal" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Roud #6258
cf. "Love and Freedom" (lyrics)
NOTES [132 words]: The "Official Website for Sir Harry Lauder" has a version of "Hey Donal'!" attributed to Alex Melville and Harry Lauder. The first two verses and chorus are the same as Greig/Duncan4 910B, with some difference in spelling and punctuation. The third verse has Miss MacKie telling Donal to leave quickly because, if her mother finds him there, "ye're a croaker." The third verse of Greig/Duncan4 has the question and answer about mother, viz., "She said My mither's done too true the very same as I will do She took my father and I take you we'll baith take ane anither." - BS
Roud lumps this with Mary Brooksbank's "Love and Freedom," which uses a few words of the chorus, but the plot of Brooksbank's song is quite different, and so are most of the words; I do not hesitate to split them. - RBW
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