“Mother, He's Going Away”

Author: Samuel Lover (1797-1868)
Earliest date: before 1885 (broadside, Bodleian Firth b.28(5a/b) view 2 of 8)
Keywords: dialog love separation mother rake ghost


Mother: Don't cry for that liar Barney; remember "how he served poor Kate Kearney." Nelly: He's going away; I dreamed of his ghost. Mother: All the better; remember you protested when he courted Jinny M'Cray last week. Nelly: He's going away ...



  1. O'Conor, p. 71, "Mother, He's Going Away" (1 text)
  2. BI, OCon071