Once I Was Single

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  • Teideal (Title): One Day for Recreation.
  • Uimhir Chatalóige Ollscoil Washington (University of Washington Catalogue Number): 850113.
  • Uimhir Chnuasach Bhéaloideas Éireann (National Folklore of Ireland Number): none.
  • Uimhir Roud (Roud Number): none.
  • Uimhir Laws (Laws Number): none.
  • Uimhir Child (Child Number): none.
  • Cnuasach (Collection): Joe Heaney Collection, University of Washington, Seattle.
  • Teanga na Croímhíre (Core-Item Language): English.
  • Catagóir (Category): song.
  • Ainm an té a thug (Name of Informant): Joe Heaney.
  • Ainm an té a thóg (Name of Collector): James Cowdery.
  • Dáta an taifeadta (Recording Date): between 1979 and 1981.
  • Suíomh an taifeadta (Recording Location): Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, United States of America.
  • Ocáid an taifeadta (Recording Occasion): private.
  • Daoine eile a bhí i láthair (Others present): unavailable.
  • Stádas chóipcheart an taifeadta (Recording copyright status): unavailable.

Once I was single, I had a plaid shawl
Now that I’m married I’ve nothing at all
But it’s still I love him, I’ll forgive him
I’ll go with him wherever he goes.

He came down our alley, he whistled me out
And the tail of his shirt o’er his trousers hung out
But it’s still I love him, I’ll forgive him
I’ll go with him wherever he goes.

He borrowed the money to buy me a ring
But himself and the jeweller went out on a fling
But it’s still I love him, I’ll forgive him
I’ll go with him wherever he goes.

There’s buns in the oven, there’s cheese on the shelf
If you want any more, you can sing it yourself!
But it’s still I love him, I’ll forgive him
I’ll go with him wherever he goes.