“Eight Mile Bridge (Roger O'Hehir)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1933 (Sam Henry collection)
Keywords: elopement thief prison escape punishment execution
Found in: Ireland

Description

Roger reports being brought up by honest parents. He runs off with Jane Sharkey, abandons her, and is pursued by her father. He is captured several times, escapes several times, flees to England, is taken again, and will be hanged shortly

References

  1. SHenry H486, pp. 120-121, "Eight Mile Bridge" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. DT, RGROHEHR
  3. Roud #13371
  4. BI, HHH486