“The Boy That Found a Bride (Fair Gallowa')”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1911 (Grieg)
Keywords: home rambling marriage
Found in: Ireland Britain(Scotland)


The singer, born in Gallowa', has taken to rambling when he sees a beautiful girl. He courts her urgently until he must return home. He asks her to marry him before he takes to the road. After some hesitation, she agrees; they marry and live in Gallowa'


  1. SHenry H665, pp. 454-455, "The Boy that Found a Bride" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, HHH665