Innishowen

DESCRIPTION: The singer, a resident of Magilligan, crosses Greencastle Ferry to live in Innishowen "where the purty girls go neat and trim in every degree." He describes the girl he loves. Assured of his character, she agrees to marry him
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1927 (Sam Henry collection)
KEYWORDS: love courting beauty home marriage
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
SHenry H209, pp. 465-466, "Innishowen" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #9458
NOTES: Sam Henry reports that this is based on the actual story of John Smith of Magilligan. Given that the song seems to have had only very local currency, it may even be true. - RBW
File: HHH209

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