“The Old Dun Cow”


The singer describes the home of Dolly, "the girl I would like to make my spouse." He is bemused by the sight of her "milking her old dun cow." He hopes to win her love; "I'll get married very soon, tomorrow afternoon, for I feel in the humour now."


  1. SHenry H492, p. 238, "The Old Dun Cow" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #9473
  3. BI, HHH492


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1933 (Sam Henry collection)
Found in: Ireland