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.
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
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.
Edited by - Owen on 02/19/2020 10:25:53
Well, at least the “Katy/Katie” part is the same
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