Seek Not from Whence Love She Came
DESCRIPTION: The singer loves a colleen who's "happy in old Donegal." "Her figure is proper and tall,' her voice is "sweeter by far than the songbird." Singer says "I know she's an angel, And I'm not going to tell you her name." Soon they will marry.
EARLIEST DATE: 1980 (IRHardySons)
KEYWORDS: courting Ireland nonballad
FOUND IN: Ireland
Mary Anne Connelly, "Seek Not from Whence Love She Came" (on IRHardySons)
cf. "The Pride of Kilkee" (motif: hiding a sweetheart's name) and references there
cf. "Tons of Bright Gold" (motif: hiding a sweetheart's name) and references there
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