Town of Oranmore, The (If You Ever Go Over to Ireland)

DESCRIPTION: Singer, possibly American, warns against women of Ireland; one of them has made a fool of him. He picks her up; she asks him to take her to dinner at Cleary's; he wraps her in his cloak; she scratches his nose, tears his clothes, and, apparently, robs him
AUTHOR: Shaun O'Nolan
EARLIEST DATE: 1955 (sung by Margaret Barry on Voice04)
KEYWORDS: request warning travel theft humorous
FOUND IN: Ireland
Roud #5277
Margaret Barry, "If You Ever Go Over to Ireland" (on Voice04)
Margaret Barry w. Michael Gorman, "If You Ever Go Over to Ireland (The Town of Oranmore)" (on Pubs1)

NOTES [59 words]: The plot is somewhat confused. Oranmore is located at the extreme east of Galway Bay, and it was a popular place for Travellers to part their caravans, especially around the time of the Galway race meeting. The song originated in the Irish music-halls. - PJS
Hall, notes to Voice04: "in the McNulty Family's original it is his bank roll she swipes." - BS
File: RcToOran

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