“Mary McVeagh”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1938 (Sam Henry collection)
Keywords: love separation return family mother children age
Found in: Ireland


The singer recalls being young and handsome and having all the girls follow him. He loved only Mary McVeagh. Now he is old and fat and tired, but has grown rich. He returns to find Mary -- and finds a girl who looks just like her. Her grandmother was Mary


Obviously a piece of fiction -- how many old men would actually admit to being nicknamed "Tubby" and confess that they are completely unattractive to women except for their money? - RBW


  1. SHenry H773, p. 229, "Mary McVeagh" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, HHH229