DESCRIPTION: Barney, "from Killarney's Isle," courts "an Indian maid queen of fairies." She won't marry him until "some great race might crown you big chief." "That's easy," says he; "all my family were great runners and first in every race"
EARLIEST DATE: 1951 (MUNFLA/Leach)
KEYWORDS: courting rejection Ireland humorous wordplay Indians(Am.)
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
Vince Ledwell, "Erewanna" (on MUNFLA/Leach)
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