“The Banks of Kilrea (I)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1926 (Sam Henry collection)
Keywords: love courting orphan marriage party beauty
Found in: Ireland

Description

The singer sees a beautiful girl (dressed in mourning?) by Kilrae. She explains that her parents are dead. He promises to care for her like a parent. She finally agrees to marry. He hopes to live happily, and prepares for an elaborate party

References

  1. SHenry H150(a), pp. 466-467, "The Banks of Kilrae (I)" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #2495
  3. BI, HHH150a