“The Half Door”


The singer finds a home with "a sweet colleen" behind an open half-door. She invites him to come in. They dance. He proposes but she tells him to come back when she is older"


GEST Songs of Newfoundland and Labrador site has this as "Irish traditional" though I haven't yet seen any paper copy. - BS

There are a number of Irish recordings; actual field collections seem to be few. - RBW


  • Margaret Barry and Michael Gorman, "The Half-Door" (on Voice15)
  • Omar Blondahl, "The Half Door" (on NFOBlondahl04)


  1. Roud #5275
  2. BI, RcHalDoo


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1964 (NFOBlondahl04)
Keywords: courting dancing
Found in: Canada(Newf) Ireland