“Dan Curley”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1988 (McBride)
Keywords: betrayal homicide curse revenge nonballad wife death
Found in: Ireland


May 18, singer hears Dan Curley's wife crying. Curley is being executed for the Phoenix Park murders on the word of the informer, James Carey. She wishes Carey be evicted, his wife be a widow, and his children wander homeless. She will join Curley soon.

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  1. McBride 19, "Dan Curley" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, McB1019