“Buachaill On Eirne (Boy from Ireland)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1965 (IRLClancy01)
Keywords: foreignlanguage courting marriage warning drink nonballad rake
Found in: Ireland


Gaelic. Singer claims great wealth and would marry a girl without a dowry. He doesn't work but drinks and plays with women for a short time each. He warns not to marry an old man; a young man who lives only one year can give her a son or a daughter.


The description is based on the translation for "Buachaill on Eirne (Boy from Ireland)" for the Clannad site at jtwinc.com. - BS