“The Feckless Lover”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1927 (San Henry collection)
Keywords: courting mother abandonment humorous
Found in: Ireland


The singer hears Johnny knock on the door. Her mother overhears and drives Johnny away. Now Johnny turns away in fear every time he sees the singer. She refuses to lament; a young man "scared of an auld woman's tongue" does not deserve her


  1. SHenry H216, p. 265, "The Feckless Lover" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #6920
  3. BI, HHH216