"My Ginger Girl:" Song about a Traveller' Love Life
A Song to be Released by Krunchie Killeen, on Spotify, Celebrates a Tinker's Life on the Road with his Red-headed Girl
The original song in the Irish Language (recorded by the 1960s ballad group, Scara Brae, among others) has the tinker losing his red-head to a butcher boy, but Krunchie changes the story to the couple having a happy life travelling around the roads of Ireland in their caravan and moving to a "tigeen," i.e., a small house, in their old age.
"She travelled with me from county to county,
Her hair in ringlets, her teeth like pearl.
Now, there isn't any town in the whole of the country
Where I didn't drink a noggin with my ginger girl."
The song will be released on 29 April 2020 on Spotify and other streaming services, viz.,
Apple Music, Google Play, TikTok, Deezer, Pandora, ClaroMusica, Saavn, TIDAL, iHeartRadio, Napster, Anghami, KKBox, TouchTunes
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Krunchie uses "Glossneen" as his record label. The range of recordings so far issued under the "Glosneen" label can be found here: https://Glossneen.blogspot.com/
Krunchie Killeen is a retired Civil Servant who lives in Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland. He has been playing and singing with the ephemeral Invincibles (of Dublin) for about 17 years and would now be performing a weekly lunch-hour concert in Clareville Day Centre, were it not for the Corona virus.
Krunchie's biography can be viewed on: https://www.KrunchieKilleen.Blogspot.com/
Glossneen: Krunchie Killeen