mavourneen

ma·vour·neen

also ma·vour·nin  (mə-vo͝or′nēn′)
n. Irish
My darling.

[Irish Gaelic mo mhuirnín : mo, my (from Old Irish; see me- in Indo-European roots) + muirnín, darling, diminutive of muirn, delight (from Old Irish, tumult, revels).]

mavourneen

(məˈvʊəniːn) or

mavournin

n
Irish my darling
[C18: from Irish, from mo my + muirnīn love]

mavourneen

An Irish term meaning my love.
References in classic literature ?
Miss Field sang "Kathleen Mavourneen," and the Queen thanked her by telephone, saying she was "immensely pleased.
That's all to no use, Mounseer Frog, mavourneen," thinks I; and I talked as hard and as fast as I could all the while, and throth it was mesilf jist that divarted her leddyship complately and intirely, by rason of the illigant conversation that I kipt up wid her all about the dear bogs of Connaught.
And then ounly percave the cuteness of the swate angel, for no sooner did she obsarve that I was afther the squazing of her flipper, than she up wid it in a jiffy, and put it away behind her back, jist as much as to say, "Now thin, Sir Pathrick O'Grandison, there's a bitther chance for ye, mavourneen, for it's not altogether the gentaal thing to be afther the squazing of my flipper right full in the sight of that little furrenner Frinchman, Mounseer Maiter-di-dauns.
Blood and thunder, Sir Pathrick, mavourneen," thinks I to mesilf, "fait it's jist the mother's son of you, and nobody else at all at all, that's the handsomest and the fortunittest young bog-throtter that ever cum'd out of Connaught
Thrue for you, Sir Pathrick," it said as plain as iver a squaze said in the world, "Thrue for you, Sir Pathrick, mavourneen, and it's a proper nate gintleman ye are -- that's God's truth," and with that she opened her two beautiful peepers till I belaved they wud ha' cum'd out of her hid althegither and intirely, and she looked first as mad as a cat at Mounseer Frog, and thin as smiling as all out o' doors at mesilf.
Three more versions followed immediately after Sogarth Aroon: IMP's Kathleen Mavourneen (1913), Edison's Kathleen Mavourneen (1913), and Thanhouser's Kathleen, the Irish Rose (1914).
Yet in a suitably silly literalization of the deus ex machina, halfway through the play, just as Father Mavourneen is about to lead the "Fair Young Maiden" to his "groovy pad" with the Monsignor "disguised as a wanton high school girl" trying to make it a threesome, God simply gets red up with his representatives on earth and summarily whisks them off to Purgatory:
As the champ makes his way out of the paddock for the opener, most of the 300 stay huddled inside, leaving only a solitary lady called Mavourneen to applaud him.
I'm sure I recall a song called Come Back To Erin, Mavourneen - have you any information?
CONTACT: Mavourneen Ryan of Manning Selvage & Lee, cell, +1-773-636-1577, pager, 1-877-210-2324, for Kellogg School of Management
As the evening drew to a close, Johnston's wife sang Kathleen Mavourneen, a deeply sentimental song about the pain of separation that left the small group of warriors with tear-filled eyes.