“Ye Landlords of Ireland”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1968
Keywords: poverty rambling homicide death poverty revenge landlord
Found in: Australia

Description

The singer goes to America, then returns to Ireland -- to find that his mother had died in poverty. He kills the landlord to avenge her. Once again he flees, but sends a warning to the landlords that revenge is coming

References

  1. Meredith/Anderson, pp. 224-225, "Ye Landlords of Ireland" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, MA224