The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #5623   Message #125996
Posted By: lamarca
20-Oct-99 - 03:41 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Do You Love an Apple?
Subject: RE: Do You Love an Apple?
Cara, the Irish version in the DT leaves out a verse Triona Ni Dhomnaill sang with The Bothy Band:

He works in the fact'ry for nine bob a week
Come Saturday night he comes roaring home drunk
Ah, but still I love him, I can't deny him
I'll go with him wherever he goes...

It's a beautiful tune that I love singing, but always with a little internal grimace at the doormat personality of the woman. The English version seems worse, since he actually beats her in that one...