Old Dun Cow, The
DESCRIPTION: The singer describes the home of Dolly, "the girl I would like to make my spouse." He is bemused by the sight of her "milking her old dun cow." He hopes to win her love; "I'll get married very soon, tomorrow afternoon, for I feel in the humour now."
EARLIEST DATE: 1933 (Sam Henry collection)
KEYWORDS: love courting marriage animal
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
SHenry H492, p. 238, "The Old Dun Cow" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: Not to be confused with "When the Old Dun Cow Caught Fire." - RBW
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