“The Dark-Haired Girl”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1934 (Sam Henry collection)
Keywords: love courting rambling beauty
Found in: Ireland

Description

The singer and a comrade go rambling on July 20, (18)39. They see a girl, whose beauty he praises extravagantly. He promises to be true to her. Though she is a servant and he is rich, "a pretty curl Will be all I want as dower from my dark-haired girl."

References

  1. SHenry H559, p. 237, "The Dark-Haired Girl" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #9471
  3. BI, HHH559