Castlebar Boy, The

DESCRIPTION: Pat says "I am a boy from ould Ireland ... the darlings they call me the Castlebar boy ... I will fight for the [forefather's] sod." He goes to England and none could beat him at reaping and mowing. The English should not take every Irishman for a fool
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1901 (O'Conor-OldTimeSongsAndBalladOfIreland)
KEYWORDS: courting travel farming England Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
O'Conor-OldTimeSongsAndBalladOfIreland, p. 94, "The Castlebar Boy" (1 text)
Roud #19486
NOTES [5 words]: Castlebar is in County Mayo. - BS
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File: OCon094

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