Old Settoo, The
DESCRIPTION: A rich farmer's daughter courts a beggar wearing an old settoo. Her father tries unsuccessfully to dissuade her. She joins the beggar begging. They get married. "The cold of winter she never knew, For every night I rolled her in my old set-too"
EARLIEST DATE: 1925 (OLochlainn-More)
KEYWORDS: courting marriage clothes begging father
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
OLochlainn-More 26A, "The Old Settoo" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "The White Cockade" (tune)
cf. "A-Begging I Will Go" (theme and some lines)
NOTES: OLochlainn 26A: "Settoo = Surtout, Overcoat."
OLochlainn-More 26A shares lines with "A-Begging I Will Go": "Above all trades going sure begging is the best, When a man is tired he may sit down and rest," "When night comes on for lodgings we seek, They will put us in the barn us both to sleep" - BS
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