“Bonny Irish Boy”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1901 (O'Conor)
Keywords: love courting separation emigration dream reunion marriage
Found in: Canada(Newf)


"His name I love to mention, in Ireland he was born." The girl recalls her Irish boy, now gone to America. She follows him, seeking him in New York and other cities. She dreams of him -- and finds him at her door. They marry and live free and happy


  1. Peacock, pp. 560-561, "My Bonnie Irish Boy" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. O'Conor, p. 54, "Bonny Irish Boy" (1 text)
  3. BI, Pea560