Well of Spring Water, The
DESCRIPTION: Singer met a lass on her way to a well "who at once won my admiration" (more than his mother!). He declares his love. They fall into the well. They can't remember the rest that was said but married soon after. Their daughter Maureen is like her mother.
EARLIEST DATE: 1972 (Munnelly/Deasy-Lenihan)
KEYWORDS: courting love marriage children derivative
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Munnelly/Deasy-Lenihan 6, "The Well of Spring Water" (1 text, 1 tune)
Tom Lenihan, "The Well of Spring Water" (on IRTLenihan01)
cf. "The Can of Spring Water" (form)
NOTES [33 words]: There can be no doubt that this song derives from "The Can of Spring Water" but that is a seduction ballad with different details, lines and tone from this. Roud assigns the same number to both. - BS
Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List
Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography
The Ballad Index Copyright 2018 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.