“The Agricultural Irish Girl”


Mary Ann Malone is a big, strong, agricultural Irish girl. At 17, she is not educated -- "doesn't speak Italian" -- but knows "all befits a lady." "She neither paints nor powders, and her figure is her own" She's aggressive. She will strike for her wages.


The sheet music version takes place in New York. As O Lochlainn suspects, "probably American" - BS


  • LOCSheet, sm1885 05879, "Mary Ann Malone The Agricultural Irish Girl," Chas. D. Blake (Boston), 1885 (tune)


  1. OLochlainn-More 66, "The Agricultural Irish Girl" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. ADDITIONAL: Kathleen Hoagland, editor, One Thousand Years of Irish Poetry (New York, 1947), p. 244, "The Agricultural Irish Girl"
  3. BI, OLcM066


Author: J. F. Mitchell (words and music) (source: broadside, LOCSheet sm1885 05879)
Earliest date: 1885 (broadside, LOCSheet sm1885 05879)
Keywords: work humorous nonballad
Found in: Ireland