Lough Erne Shore
DESCRIPTION: Singer meets "a wonderful dame" on Lough Erne shore. As she is leaving he asks to go home with her. She says she will not "yield to men's pleasure." He says "I'll make you a lady of honor, if with me this night you'll come home"
EARLIEST DATE: 1952 (IRTunneyFamily01)
KEYWORDS: courting rejection rake
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Tunney-StoneFiddle, pp. 115-116, "Lough Erne Shore" (1 text, 1 tune)
OBoyle-TheIrishSongTradition 14, "Lough Erne Shore" (1 text, 1 tune)
Paddy Tunney, "Lough Erne's Shore" (on IRTunneyFamily01); "Lough Erne Shore" (on IRPTunney02)
Lough Erin Shore
Loch Erin's Shore
NOTES [66 words]: OBoyle-TheIrishSongTradition classifies this as a reverdie. For more about reverdie vs aisling see "Ar Eirinn Ni Neosfainn Ce hi (For Ireland I Will Not Tell Whom She Is)."
As in "Sheila Nee Iyer" and "The Colleen Rue," there is no resolution for the Tunney-StoneFiddle version. Is there a broadside that ends the story one way or the other?
Lough Erne is in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. - BS
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