Jolly Irishman, The

DESCRIPTION: "O Mother, O Mother, I'll tell you if I can, I rambled this world over with my jolly Irishman. I rambled and I jangled, and I rambled over town, No one could I find but my jolly Irishman." "He hugged her and he kissed her" and tells her to tell her mother
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1944 (Southern Folklore Quarterly 8)
KEYWORDS: love courting mother travel
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Morris, #237, "The Jolly Irishman" (1 short text, 1 tune)
Roud #5046
NOTES: This is probably a version of something or other -- perhaps "True-Born Irish Man (With My Swag All on My Shoulder; The True-Born Native Man)" -- but it's short enough that it's hard to be sure, so both Roud and I list it as a separate song. - RBW
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