Boy That Found a Bride, The (Fair Gallowa')

DESCRIPTION: The singer, born in Gallowa', has taken to rambling when he sees a beautiful girl. He courts her urgently until he must return home. He asks her to marry him before he takes to the road. After some hesitation, she agrees; they marry and live in Gallowa'
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1868 (Poet's Box broadside, according to GreigDuncan5)
KEYWORDS: home rambling marriage
FOUND IN: Ireland Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
SHenry H665, pp. 454-455, "The Boy that Found a Bride" (1 text, 1 tune)
Greig #167, pp. 1-2, "Fair Gallowa'" (1 text)
GreigDuncan5 949, "Fair Gallowa'" (2 texts, 1 tune)

Roud #6300
NOTES [28 words]: Apparently broadside Bodleian, 2806 c.11(43), "Fair Galloway" ("It was in the month of August"), unknown, no date is this song but I could not download and verify it. - BS
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File: HHH665

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