“Eileen, The Flower of Kilkenny”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1929 (Greenleaf/Mansfield)
Keywords: love emigration parting beauty lament
Found in: Canada(Newf)

Description

"I once loved a girl in Kilkenny and a beautiful creature was she, I loved her far better than any and I know this young damsel loved me. She's the beautiful flower of Kilkenny...." He left her, "sailed over seas," but still thinks of their sad parting.

References

  1. Greenleaf/Mansfield 76, "I Once Loved a Girl in Kilkenny" (1 text)
  2. DT, BOYSKILK
  3. Roud #6369
  4. BI, GrMa76