Cailín Óg a Stór

Cailín Óg a Stór (Irish for "O Darling Young Girl") is a traditional Irish melody, originally accepted for publication in March 1582.[1] It may be the source of Pistol's cryptic line in Henry V, Caleno custure me.[2] It is part of a broadside collection from 1584.[3] The poem "The Croppy Boy" was set to this music, and it was later used for the tune of "Lord Franklin", which was the basis for the Bob Dylan song "Bob Dylan's Dream".

"Cailín Óg a Stór"
English title"The Croppy Boy"
GenreBroadside ballad


  1. ^ Arber, Edward, ed. (1950) [1875-1894]. A Transcript of the Registers of the Company of Stationers of London, 1554-1640 A.D. (reprint). New York: Peter Smith. OCLC 1329455.
  2. ^ Jimenez, Ramon. "Shakespeare's 'Prince Hal' Plays as Keys to the Authorship Question". Shakespeare Fellowship. Archived from the original on 2010-02-19. Retrieved 16 September 2009.
  3. ^ Robinson, Clement (1924) [1584]. Rollins, Hyder Edward (ed.). A Handful of Pleasant Delights (1584). Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press. OCLC 2101538.