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Joe Offer Origins: The Banks of Sullane (10) RE: Origins: The Banks of Sullane 28 Dec 20

Here's the entry on this song in the Traditional Ballad Index. Shlomo Caine sang this beautifully.

Banks of Sullane

DESCRIPTION: The singer meets "a damsel of queenly appearance" and proposes; if he were king she'd wear a crown. Her father's angry looks discourages him. He will rove alone until death "for the sake of my charming fair Helen That I met in the town of Macroom"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1947 (OCroinin-Cronin)
KEYWORDS: courting separation father
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (2 citations):
OCanainn, pp. 70-71, "The Banks of Sullane" (1 text, 1 tune)
OCroinin-Cronin 145, "The Banks of Sullane" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #9718
Ollie Conway, "Banks of Sullane" (on IRClare01)
Elizabeth Cronin, "The Banks of Sullane" (on IRECronin01)

cf. "The Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow" (tune)
cf. "Heather Down the Moor (Among the Heather; Down the Moor)" (theme)
NOTES [22 words]: OCanainn: "One of the most popular English ballads of the Ballyvourney and Coolea area in West Cork."
Macroom is in County Cork. - BS
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