“The Ballinderry Marriage”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1939 (Sam Henry collection)
Keywords: wedding humorous abandonment separation party food
Found in: Ireland


The singer recalls the marriage. After the priest arrives, "with long rakes and pitchforks they welcomed the bride." The feast is fine. The bride is "small round the waist as a two year old mare." They seek the bride, who has "trotted off"


  1. SHenry H805, p. 73-74, "The Ballinderry Marriage" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #9049
  3. BI, HHH805