“John MacAnanty's Courtship (The Fairy King)”


The singer sees MacAnanty courting a pretty girl, promising to make her his queen. She says she is too poor, and her parents and friends would be angry. He says they can sail around the world and return in a night, and that he has found no other like her


  1. SHenry H56, p. 354, "John MacAnanty's Courtship" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #6875
  3. BI, HHH056


Alternate titles: “The Fairy King's Courtship”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1873 (Joyce)
Found in: Ireland