Do Thugas Gra Cleibh Duit
DESCRIPTION: Gaelic. "A young man asks a woman's hand in marriage, but she has heard her mother disparaging him. He denies the mother's charges of excessive drinking and music-making in pubs, and promises to change his ways and settle down, but she is not persuaded."
EARLIEST DATE: 1955 (OCroinin-Cronin)
KEYWORDS: foreignlanguage courting marriage rejection drink music mother
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
OCroinin-Cronin 53, "Do Thugas Gra Cleibh Duit" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Elizabeth Cronin, "Do Thugas Gra Cleibh Duit" (on IRECronin01)
NOTES: The description follows the "English Summary" provided by OCroinin-Cronin.
Oisin's tune for "The Cow Ate the Piper" is very close to Elizabeth Cronin's tune for "Do Thugas Gra Cleibh Duit" - BS
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