“Loved by a Man”


There was a rich young girl courted by an Irish lad who "has left her and gone far away" Her beauty has faded; "see what it comes to [to] be loved by a man." If he returns "she'll crown him with joy." She is "bound in love-chains and can never be free"


This song has floating lines rather floating verses such as "Her cheeks they were once like the bud of a rose, But now they're as pale as the lily that grows." - BS

Cross references


  1. Munnelly/Deasy-Lenihan 37, "Loved by a Man" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #5232
  3. BI, RcLoBaMa


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1976 (Munnelly/Deasy-Lenihan)
Found in: Ireland