“Nice Little Jenny from Ballinasloe”
Earliest date: 1835 (From a Waterford chap-book, according to Sparling)
Found in: Ireland
The singer meets and falls in love with Jenny. He declares his love. She says she is "never inclined to disdain or to tease" but she already has a lover and he has a large dog and gun. The singer bows out. "For ever I'll mourn for beauteous Jane Curran"
Ballinasloe is in County Galway, Ireland. - BS
- OLochlainn-More 92, "Nice Little Jenny from Ballinasloe" (1 text, 1 tune)
- ADDITIONAL: H. Halliday Sparling, Irish Minstrelsy (London, 1888), pp. 326-328, 513, "Nice Little Jane from Ballinasloe"
- Roud #5305
- BI, OLcM092