Peata an Mhaoir (The Kerry Cow)
DESCRIPTION: Gaelic. "I wish I had the shepherd's lamb... And Katie coming after." "I wish I had the yellow cow And welcome from my darling."
EARLIEST DATE: 1952 (OCroinin-Cronin)
KEYWORDS: foreignlanguage courting love farming nonballad animal sheep lover
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
OCroinin-Cronin 167, "The Kerry Cow" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Elizabeth Cronin, "The Kerry Cow" (on IRECronin01)
NOTES: The description follows the English translation from Joyce provided by OCroinin-Cronin and P.W. Joyce, Old Irish Folk Music and Songs (Dublin: Hodges Figgis & Co Ltd, 1909 ("Digitized by Microsoft")) #46, p. 238, "I Wish I Had the Shepherd's Lamb." - BS
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