Eileen, The Flower of Kilkenny

DESCRIPTION: "I once loved a girl in Kilkenny and a beautiful creature was she, I loved her far better than any and I know this young damsel loved me. She's the beautiful flower of Kilkenny...." He left her, "sailed over seas," but still thinks of their sad parting.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1929 (Greenleaf/Mansfield-BalladsAndSeaSongsOfNewfoundland)
KEYWORDS: love emigration parting beauty lament
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf) Ireland
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Greenleaf/Mansfield-BalladsAndSeaSongsOfNewfoundland 76, "I Once Loved a Girl in Kilkenny" (1 text)
OCroinin/Cronin-TheSongsOfElizabethCronin 159, "The Flower of Kilkenny" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #6369
File: GrMa76

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