The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #83746 Message #1544048
Posted By: MartinRyan
17-Aug-05 - 12:41 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Bantry Girl's Lament
Subject: RE: Origins: Bantry Girls lament
The immediate source of the DT(2) version was MR - your humble servant! I don't remember offhand whether I transcribed it from a text or did it from memory - I used to sing it fairly regularly.
Several of the variants one hears of this (and other songs) probably reflect the Irish love of internal rhyming.
p.s. anyone trawled for broadsheet versions?