I've just recently begun to wonder about the meaning of one of the verses in the song Little Beggarman (Red Haired Boy) as done by the Clancy Brothers and many others. The line in question is: "... I'll buy a pair of goggles and I'll colour them blue, and an old fashioned lady I will make her too." - Are goggles like sun glasses, and why blue, and what is old fashioned about it ??? Also I've seen one set of words that imply the little beggarman wants to court the girl -- are there more "adult" verses out there ? Thanks for any words of wisdom.