“Citi Na gCumann (Kitty of Loves)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1951 (recording, Maire O'Sullivan)
Keywords: foreignlanguage courting dowry elopement love bargaining emigration father lover
Found in: Ireland


Irish Gaelic: Singer comes to bargain with his love's parents over her dowry. They cannot agree; they've heard he's married. He denies it; he only trifles with young women. He asks her to elope with him, or to marry in secret, or to emigrate with him



  1. DT, CITI/NA
  2. BI, DTcitina