Buachaill On Eirne (Boy from Ireland)
DESCRIPTION: Gaelic. Singer claims great wealth and would marry a girl without a dowry. He doesn't work but drinks and plays with women for a short time each. He warns not to marry an old man; a young man who lives only one year can give her a son or a daughter.
EARLIEST DATE: 1965 (IRLClancy01)
KEYWORDS: foreignlanguage courting marriage warning drink nonballad rake
FOUND IN: Ireland
Liam Clancy, "Buachaill On Eirne" (on IRLClancy01)
NOTES: The description is based on the translation for "Buachaill on Eirne (Boy from Ireland)" for the Clannad site at jtwinc.com. - BS
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