Maid of Dunysheil
DESCRIPTION: The singer praises Dunyshiel, "the place where my true love does dwell." He recalls meeting her at Rasharkin Fair. He must leave for Nova Scotia, but as long as he is away, "my heart shall be with the Maid of Dunyshiel."
AUTHOR: Paddy McGuckian
EARLIEST DATE: 1934 (Sam Henry collection)
KEYWORDS: love courting emigration separation
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
SHenry H530, p. 298, "The Maid of Dunyshiel" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "Erin's Flowery Vale (The Irish Girl's Lament)" [Laws O29] (plot) and references there
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