“John MacAnanty's Courtship (The Fairy King)”

Alternate titles: “The Fairy King's Courtship”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1873 (Joyce)
Keywords: love courting magic beauty rejection
Found in: Ireland

Description

The singer sees MacAnanty courting a pretty girl, promising to make her his queen. She says she is too poor, and her parents and friends would be angry. He says they can sail around the world and return in a night, and that he has found no other like her

References

  1. SHenry H56, p. 354, "John MacAnanty's Courtship" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #6875
  3. BI, HHH056