“Nice Little Jenny from Ballinasloe”


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


  1. OLochlainn-More 92, "Nice Little Jenny from Ballinasloe" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. ADDITIONAL: H. Halliday Sparling, Irish Minstrelsy (London, 1888), pp. 326-328, 513, "Nice Little Jane from Ballinasloe"
  3. Roud #5305
  4. BI, OLcM092


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1835 (From a Waterford chap-book, according to Sparling)
Found in: Ireland