Maggie Pickens

DESCRIPTION: "(Maggie/Minne) Picken(s) on the shore, Gathering winkles off Culmore, he lifted her leg and gave a roar, What the devil ails he?" "Maggie Pickens on the shore, she had daughters three or four, Wishing she had many more...." And other short stories
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 2010 (Graham/Holmes)
KEYWORDS: nonballad children
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Graham/Holmes 44, "Maggie Picken" (1 text, 1 tune); p. 249, "Maggie Picken" (1 instrumental tune, similar in shape but with slightly different timing than the song)
Roud #2960
NOTES: Graham lumps this with "Katie Bairdie," and it is true that they share a feeling and a stanza form. But I know of no common lyrics, and the tunes I know are different as well. I split them without hesitation. - RBW
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File: GrHo044

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