“The Lovely Banks of Mourne”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1935 (Sam Henry collection)
Keywords: love courting clothes marriage
Found in: Ireland

Description

A farmer's son sees a girl bathing by the banks of the Mourne. He hides behind a bush to watch. At last she sees him and flees. He pursues, and offers her his hand and produce. She consents to marry. The singer will not reveal her name

Notes

Sort of a "Clear Away the Morning Dew" with the ending reversed. It's not nearly as much fun, though, which doubtless explains its limited currency. - RBW

Cross references

References

  1. SHenry H595, p.468 , "The Lovely Banks of Mourne" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #9454
  3. BI, HHH595