Note: Robin Roberts explains that this is an American song. It was published in English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians, Sharp Collected from Mrs. Lizzie Roberts, NC 1916. A version was made famous by John Jacob Niles. The verses are "floaters" that appear in other lyric songs.
About the session: Alan Lomax wrote: "Limerick, Seamus behind in Kenmare catching up on his drinking, phoned arrangement to meet at night in Colm Keane's, Galway, Carna, hotel, tried for C. Keane with police sergeant while RR [Robin Roberts] and JM remained in hotel, 1st recorded Connelly and McDonagh, quarrel with manageress.... Corridor maids standing around."
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