“The Dear-A-Wee Lass”


The singer first sees the girl on a May morning, and is drawn by her beauty and "killing glances." Men of all occupations court her; he thinks them doomed to be disdained, but he too loves her always. He wishes he could marry and bless her


  1. SHenry H74, p. 236, "The Dear-A-Wee Lass" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, HHH074


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1925 (Sam Henry collection)
Keywords: love courting beauty
Found in: Ireland