Maid of Dunmore, The
DESCRIPTION: The singer meets a maid whose sweetheart is fighting the French with Nelson. He asks her to leave Dunmore and live with him in Ireland. She refuses. He "picked up my alls and left for Ireland, And left that fair maid in Dunmore"
EARLIEST DATE: 1922 (Dean)
KEYWORDS: love sailor war separation courting rejection Ireland
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar) US(MW)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Manny/Wilson 83, "The Maid of Dunmore" (1 text, 1 tune)
Dean, pp. 47-48, "The Lass of Dunmore" (1 text)
ST MaWi083 (Partial)
Roud #9177 and 3668
The Lass of Dunmore
NOTES: This hits so many familiar themes that it sounds like it ought to be a version of something else (compare, e.g., "The Plains of Waterloo (I)" [Laws N32] and "The Banks of Clyde (I)") -- but I can't locate a true parallel. - RBW.
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