Down By the Groves of Tullig
DESCRIPTION: The singer meets a beautiful "ruined" and "ailing" woman who plans to leave Ireland for California. He flatters her and makes a play but she turns her back saying "tis vanity we're not leading one course."
EARLIEST DATE: 1947 (OCroinin/Cronin-TheSongsOfElizabethCronin)
KEYWORDS: courting rejection emigration beauty America Ireland
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
OCroinin/Cronin-TheSongsOfElizabethCronin 54, "Down By the Groves of Tullig" (1 text, 1 tune)
Elizabeth Cronin, "Down By the Groves of Tullig" (on IRECronin01)
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