I'm O'er Young to Marry Yet (3)
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I'M O'ER YOUNG TO MARRY YET . AKA and see "Loch Erroch Side," "Loch Ericht Side," "Rocky Road To Dublin (4) (The)" [Bayard's No. 2], "Over the Hills To Glory," "Lass o' Gowrie (1)," "Lakes of Sligo (The)," "Tom Billy's Polka (2)." Scottish, Reel or Strathspey. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Gow's tune "Loch Erroch Side" is very similar to this version of the tune. Glen (1891) finds the tune first published by Bremner in his 1757 collection. The tune is mentioned in William Hamilton Maxwell's Stories of Waterloo and Other Tales (London, 1829), in a chapter on one Frank Kennedy, of Connemara, a junior officer stationed in Ireland. His troop has been called to Ballybunion to help quell civil unrest at the hands of Whiteboys and other agrarian rebel groups, and here he marches out with them behind his Captain, of whom he says:
I shall describe him as a thick, square-shouldered, undersized man, having a short neck, and snub nose-the latter organ fully attesting that Page's port was a sound and well-bodied liquor. The captain, on his pied pony, rode gallantly on at the head of "his charge:" I modestly followed on foot, and late in the evening we marched in full array down the main street of Ballybunnion, our fife and drum playing to the best of their ability the captain's favourite quick step, "I'm over young to marry yet."