My lovely Irish boy
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MY LOVELY IRISH BOY. Irish, Song Air (4/4 time). E Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. "Popular in and around Ballycastle in Antrim, abour 1850" (Joyce).
Once I was courting a lively Irish boy,
He called me his honey and he said I was his joy;
He talked to me of love and he promised me to wed;
But when he found my money gone my lovely boy fled.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 328, p. 152.