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
RECORDINGS:
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: 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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