Wednesday 26 September 2018
Tune of the Day: Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow
Traditional Irish air
“Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow” (Cailin Deas Crúite na mBó in the Irish language) is a traditional 18th-century Irish ballad. The song was originally sung in Irish Gaelic, but there is also an English version, attributed to Thomas Moore. It was popular through the early 20th century, and enjoyed a revival when an updated swing version sung by Irish-American singer/actress Judy Garland was featured in the 1940 film Little Nellie Kelly. It remained a popular number for Garland throughout her career.