“Henry Connors”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1926 (Sam Henry collection)
Keywords: servant courting father emigration transportation betrayal trick love
Found in: Canada(Newf) Ireland


Dejected Henry tells his story. A serving man, he fell in love with his master's daughter. The girl's mother aids the match, but the father is opposed. When the two plan to flee to Scotland, the father plants evidence against Henry and has him transported

Cross references


  1. Laws M5, "Henry Connors"
  2. SHenry H128, pp. 440-441, "Henry Connor of Castledawson" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Greenleaf/Mansfield 94, "Henry Connors" (1 text)
  4. DT 816, HENRCONR
  5. Roud #1909
  6. BI, LM05