Lover and Darling, The

DESCRIPTION: The singer overhears "a young pair." He asks that she call him "your darling." She smiles that he asks that so soon. He promises her riches. She refuses "for such." He promises her "love, contentment and ease." She says, "you're my darling"
AUTHOR: Sean Maistir O hIarlaithe (according to OCroinin-Cronin; see note)
EARLIEST DATE: 1952 (OCroinin-Cronin)
KEYWORDS: courting love money dialog humorous
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
OCroinin-Cronin 172, "The Lover and Darling" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #9291
RECORDINGS:
Elizabeth Cronin, "The Lover and Darling" (on IRECronin01)
NOTES: OCroinin-Cronin: "...a note added by Sean O Croinin states that the song was composed by Bess's [Cronin's] father, Sean Maistir O hIarlaithe." - BS
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File: OCC172

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