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'
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)
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
Last updated in version 2.5
Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List
Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography
The Ballad Index Copyright 2018 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.