Spailpin Fanach, An (The Migrant Labourer)
DESCRIPTION: Gaelic. Farewell to my dear island and the boys I left at home. I enlisted in the army; it was a mistake. One wonderful day I could persuade any woman that black was white. "Twelve envious women compete for the benefit of my love"; even the old hag.
EARLIEST DATE: 1967 (recording, Sean Mac Donnchadha)
KEYWORDS: foreignlanguage emigration travel drink army nonballad rake soldier worker
FOUND IN: Ireland
Sean Mac Donnchadha, "An Spailpin Fanach" (on Voice20)
NOTES: The description is from the translation of the text in the notes to Voice20. - BS
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