Star of Moville, The

DESCRIPTION: The singer sails to Moville to watch the races. Enlivened by whiskey, he meets Mary, "the star of Moville." He courts her, and buys her a drink. The girl, after spending some time, rejects him and goes home. He wishes that someone would bring her to him
AUTHOR: James McCurry
EARLIEST DATE: 1925 (Sam Henry collection)
KEYWORDS: love courting racing rejection drink music
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Henry/Huntingdon/Herrmann-SamHenrysSongsOfThePeople H68, pp. 276-277, "The Star of Moville" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #7968
NOTES [28 words]: A long and highly complex mix: Is it a boat-racing song, a courting song, a rejection song, a drinking song, a song of getting delayed along the shore? I'm not sure. - RBW
File: HHH068

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