DESCRIPTION: Macaronic. Singer meets a 12-year-old girl who is going alone for a year to Cork. She would not have him without her parents' consent but he seduces her.
EARLIEST DATE: 1891 (_An Gaodhal_, according to O Muirithe); 19C (broadside, Bodleian, 2806 c.8(159))
KEYWORDS: foreignlanguage courting seduction sex youth
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (2 citations):
OCroinin/Cronin-TheSongsOfElizabethCronin 27, "As Bacchus Frequented His Frolics" (2 texts)
ADDITIONAL: Diarmaid O Muirithe, An t-Amhran Macaronach (Baile Atha Cliath: An Clochomhar, 1980) #30, pp.73-74,201, "O'Sullivan's Frolics" ("As Bacchus frequented his frolics") (1 text).
Bodleian, 2806 c.8(159), "O'Sullivan's Frolicks" ("As Bacchus frequentent his frolicks"[sic]), unknown, no date; also 2806 c.8(247), "O'Sullivan's Frolics"
NOTES [27 words]: Or maybe not. The song is macaronic, alternating lines in English and Gaelic. The Gaelic lines appear to affect the plot, but I am relying solely on the English. - BS
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