‘Red Haired Child ' is the English translation of the Gaelic name 'Giolla Rua' (or 'Gilderoy') and is generally thought to represent a real-life thief or bandit. However, Baring-Gould points out that in Scotland the term 'Beggar' is also identified with King James V. The song was quite popular under the Gaelic title ' The Little Beggarman ' (or ' The Beggarman'). In the tale "The Red Haired Child" uilleann piper Donnchadh Ó Sé from Lóthar, one of the finest pipers in the parish of Priory. Donnchadh obediently reached for his pipes, and soon found that the brute was unaware of the music and was able to please him with "An Giolla Rua" Breathnach, The Person, and His Music, 1997. A similarly titled track, "Beggar's Meal Poke's," was written by James VI of Scotland (who in the course became James then I of England), an ascription frequently mistaken with his predecessor James I, who was the reputed writer of the verses of a song called "The Jolly Beggar." The melody is published as "An Maidrin Ruadh" (The Little Red Fox) in Bunting's 1840A Ancient Music Collection of Ireland.