Flower of Magherally, The

DESCRIPTION: "'Twas on a summer's morning, The flowers were a-blooming-0, Nature all adoning... I met my love near Banbridge town, My charming blue-eyed Sally-o." The singer describes her beauty, wishes he could offer her wealth, and hopes to marry her even without it
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1928 (Sam Henry collection)
KEYWORDS: love courting beauty
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Henry/Huntingdon/Herrmann-SamHenrysSongsOfThePeople H220, pp. 243-244, "The Flower of Magherally, O!" (1 text, 1 tune)
OLochlainn-IrishStreetBallads 59, "The Flowers of Magherally" (1 text, 1 tune)
OBoyle-TheIrishSongTradition 11, "The Flower of Magherally" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #3009
NOTES [31 words]: This instantly made me think of "Sally in Our Alley." The metrical form is quite close, and there are a few similar phrases in the tune, but there really doesn't appear to be kinship. - RBW
File: HHH220

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