“Fee and Flannigan”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1973 (Morton-Maguire)
Keywords: execution homicide trial gallows-confessions
Found in: Ireland


Joseph Fee's gallows-confession from Armagh County Jail. He murdered John Flanagan "for the greed of money." After nine months the murder was discovered, Fee was arrested, tried and condemned. "The bolt was drew, and Fee soon flew on to Eternity"

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Cross references


  1. Morton-Maguire 16, pp. 38-40,108,163, "Fee and Flannigan" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #2919
  3. BI, MoMa016