Love is Blind

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  • Teideal (Title): Love is Blind.
  • Uimhir Chatalóige Ollscoil Washington (University of Washington Catalogue Number): 855415.
  • 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): thoughts.
  • Ainm an té a thug (Name of Informant): Joe Heaney.
  • Ainm an té a thóg (Name of Collector): Robin Hiteshew.
  • Dáta an taifeadta (Recording Date): 12/12/1981.
  • Suíomh an taifeadta (Recording Location): Philadelphia, United States of America.
  • Ocáid an taifeadta (Recording Occasion): concert (Ancient Order of Hibernians).
  • Daoine eile a bhí i láthair (Others present): unavailable.
  • Stádas chóipcheart an taifeadta (Recording copyright status): unavailable.

Joe tells the Old Hibernians that he used to fall in love – ‘or whatever you call it’ – about six times an hour; quotes his grandmother’s observation that ‘love is blind – but marriage is an eye-opener.’

Very frequently used this story as preface to singing a love-song.