“The County of Tyrone”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1847 (Journal of William Histed of the Cortes)
Keywords: work home family love travel elopement
Found in: Ireland

Description

Desiring freedom from his parents, the singer sets out for (Newry/Dover). He meets a girl and, after assuring her of his character, convinces her to elope to Tyrone. They are pursued, but escape by ship. His parents welcome him home

Broadsides

Recordings

References

  1. Huntington-Whalemen, pp. 218-220, "The County of Tyrone" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. SHenry H153a/b, p. 480-481, "The County Tyrone" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Roud #1991
  4. BI, SWMS218