Colm O Lochlainn's two great books of ballads were and are widely used by ballad singers as a source. In 'More Irish Street Ballads' (1965) he prints this song. Johnny McEvoy's version, which in turn became the source for everybody else, is as O Lochlainn prints it. One or two words have changed, but so it goes. Here's O Lochlainn's note;
'This air is sung in Conamara to "Peigín Leitir Mór". I learnt (sic) the last verse in childhood and 'invented' the other two, finding nothing else but a fragment "And now to end my story, I'll marry Queen Victorey". See B.Breathnach's 'Ceol Rince' where it is named "Cailíní Deasa Mhuigheó".'