DESCRIPTION: Gaelic. A priest, wanting the marriage fee, advises a woman to marry an old man. Against her better judgement she marries, expecting to be left a poor widow. She goes to buy things for the wake but finds him alive and roasting potatoes.
AUTHOR: Aindrias Mac Craith (18c) (source: OCroinin-Cronin)
EARLIEST DATE: 1956 (OCroinin-Cronin)
KEYWORDS: foreignlanguage age greed poverty marriage death humorous clergy food
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
OCroinin-Cronin 20, "An SeanDuine" (3 texts)
NOTES: The description follows the "English Summary" provided by OCroinin-Cronin and the English translation in James Clarence Mangan, The Poets and Poetry of Munster (Dublin: James Duffy and Sons, 1884 ("Digitized by Microsoft"), Fourth Edition, p. 24 (first verse), pp. 118-120 note (chorus). - BS
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