“The Ballinderry Marriage”


The singer recalls the marriage. After the priest arrives, "with long rakes and pitchforks they welcomed the bride." The feast is fine. The bride is "small round the waist as a two year old mare." They seek the bride, who has "trotted off"


  1. SHenry H805, p. 73-74, "The Ballinderry Marriage" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #9049
  3. BI, HHH805


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1939 (Sam Henry collection)
Found in: Ireland