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.
EARLIEST DATE: 1906 (GreigDuncan4)
KEYWORDS: courting marriage humorous father mother
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan4 910, "Hoch Donal" (2 texts, 1 tune)
NOTES: 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 GreigDuncan4 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 GreigDuncan4 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
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