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Help... name of trad. Irish folksong...

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Feb 19, 2020 - 9:18:43 AM

Owen

Canada

5149 posts since 6/5/2011

I recall a traditional (?) Irish folksong, the gist of which is either a) the parent's of a young lady thinking  her suitor is a fine "catch" treat him very well until they find out otherwise and then have no use for him , or b) t'other way 'round ... he's not worthy until they realize he has some money or ..??     

My wife [who has Irish ancestry] couldn't help me out... I boldly predicted that BHO would supply the answer within an hour.  My eternal gratitude is all I have to offer the sweepstakes winner.   wink

Feb 19, 2020 - 9:24:44 AM

chuckv97

Canada

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“Katy Dear” , sometimes called “Silver Dagger” , maybe?  https://youtu.be/mcFl_sB81Mc

https://youtu.be/2f6UG2I7ORg




Edited by - chuckv97 on 02/19/2020 09:33:26

Feb 19, 2020 - 9:37:02 AM
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Owen

Canada

5149 posts since 6/5/2011

Thanks, Chuck, that's not the one I have in mind, although it's a fine song.   The one I'm thinking about has a line about moving a little closer to the fire and partaking in some food/whiskey, if I remember correctly .... [and occasionally I still seem able to manage that].

Edit:  Ditto for "Silver Daggar."   I think I'll ask the all-knowing Google for a list of Irish Rover songs, but I'm thinking the list could be pretty long.....

Edited by - Owen on 02/19/2020 09:41:10

Feb 19, 2020 - 10:20:41 AM
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Owen

Canada

5149 posts since 6/5/2011

Just in under the wire:  https://genius.com/The-irish-rovers-mick-maguire-lyrics

Looks like I should have offered a more lucrative prize.... although my "clues" were a bit off!!   I looked thru a l-o-nog list of I.R. songs and looked up the words to several... then switched to an even l-o-n-g-e-r list of Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem....  and voila!!

Edit: ...well it was under the wire when I started typing.  sad

Edited by - Owen on 02/19/2020 10:25:53

Feb 19, 2020 - 10:35:04 AM
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chuckv97

Canada

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Well, at least the “Katy/Katie” part is the same

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