“Young Kate of Kilcummer”


The singer loves Kate of Kilcummer. He is sure he'd find none other like her. "As the rose to the bee, As the sunshine to summer, So welcome to me Is young Kate of Kilcummer."


Croker-PopularSongs: "Young Kate of Kilcummer is copied from a tale entitled 'The Rapparee,' printed in Bolster's 'Quarterly Magazine, No. IX.,' a Cork periodical publication, August 1828, where this ballad is said to be 'a favourite Irish song, which we have endeavoured to translate, preserving as much as possible the simplicity of the original." The Editor [Croker], however, does not recognize anything to induce him to credit this statement. He believes it to be an original composition." - BS


  1. Croker-PopularSongs, pp. 195-196, "Young Kate of Kilcummer" (1 text)
  2. BI, CrPS195


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1839 (Croker-PopularSongs)
Keywords: love lyric nonballad