Nice Little Jenny from Ballinasloe
DESCRIPTION: The singer meets and falls in love with Jenny. He declares his love. She says she is "never inclined to disdain or to tease" but she already has a lover and he has a large dog and gun. The singer bows out. "For ever I'll mourn for beauteous Jane Curran"
EARLIEST DATE: 1835 (From a Waterford chap-book, according to Sparling)
KEYWORDS: courting rejection beauty dog lover
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (3 citations):
OLochlainn-More 92, "Nice Little Jenny from Ballinasloe" (1 text, 1 tune)
OCroinin-Cronin 103, "Nice Little Jenny From Ballinasloe" (2 texts, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: H. Halliday Sparling, Irish Minstrelsy (London, 1888), pp. 326-328, 513, "Nice Little Jane from Ballinasloe"
Elizabeth Cronin, "Nice Little Jenny From Ballinasloe" (on IRECronin01)
NOTES: Ballinasloe is in County Galway, Ireland.
Elizabeth Cronin's tune -- which is different from OLochlainn-More -- is also used for "The Squid-Jiggin' Ground." - BS
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