“That Rogue Reilly”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: before 1863 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 11(3382))
Keywords: courting farming


"There's a boy that follows me every day, although he declares that I use him vilely." He is like "the very shadow at my feet." Her mother sends her away to make hay but Reilly is there. Her aunt recommends a nunnery but she would rather be bothered.



  1. O'Conor, p. 57, "That Rogue Reilly" (1 text)
  2. Roud #6980
  3. BI, OCon057