“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


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




  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