Dark-Haired Girl, The
DESCRIPTION: The singer and a comrade go rambling on July 20, (18)39. They see a girl, whose beauty he praises extravagantly. He promises to be true to her. Though she is a servant and he is rich, "a pretty curl Will be all I want as dower from my dark-haired girl."
EARLIEST DATE: 1934 (Sam Henry collection)
KEYWORDS: love courting rambling beauty
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Henry/Huntingdon/Herrmann-SamHenrysSongsOfThePeople H559, p. 237, "The Dark-Haired Girl" (1 text, 1 tune)
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