The verse composition is clearly one part of the writing of AG and WBY's collaborative short play which was eventually entitled The Country of the Young. Although it would be unhelpful to single out any specific source for a narrative scenario as common in WBY's work as the allure of the fairy world for those working in rural Ireland, there are literary sources which do contribute to the poem. There are beautiful valleys with good growth in them, and hay. Rods grow there, and bushes and tufts, white fields are there, and respect for trees; shade and shelter from wind and rain; priests and friars reading their book; spending and getting is there, and nothing scarce. The travelling man meets a woman on the road, who is full of anxiety, who fears to knock at any door lest she should be refused admission.