Girl from Turfahun, The

DESCRIPTION: "Ye bards may sing your sweetest lays In praise of beauty's grace...." The singer went to Ballycastle fair, where he sees a beautiful girl. They meet again at a dance, and during a pause, he asks her name. He learns she is married. He laments
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1933 (Sam Henry collection)
KEYWORDS: love courting beauty husband wife
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
SHenry H521, p. 372, "The Girl from Turfahun" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #6887
File: HHH521

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