Billy O'Rourke

DESCRIPTION: Billy sets out for Dublin and takes ship. Though a great storm blows up, Billy pays no attention. After he lands, a robber tries to hold him up, but Billy's shillelagh is quicker. Billy tells of his other adventures
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: c.1820 (OLochlainn-More); 1849 (Journal from the Euphrasia)
KEYWORDS: emigration Ireland robbery
FOUND IN: US(MW,Ro) Ireland Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (8 citations):
Eddy 145, "Billy O'Rourke" (1 text)
Hubbard, #172, "Paddy O'Rourke" (1 text, 1 tune)
Huntington-Whalemen, pp. 318-320, "Billy O'Rourke" (1 text)
OLochlainn-More 51, "Billy O'Rourke" (1 text, 1 tune)
O'Conor, p. 99, "Billy O'Rourke" (1 text)
Greig #64, p. 2, ("Some fell on their bended knees") (1 fragment)
GreigDuncan2 262, "Billy O'Rourke" (4 texts, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: The Quaver; or Songster's Pocket Companion (London, 1844 ("Digitized by Google")), pp. 283-285, "Billy O'Rourke" (1 text)

ST E145 (Full)
Roud #2101
LOCSinging, as101080, "Billy O'Rourke," J. Andrews (New York), 1853-1859
cf. "Duncan Campbell (Erin-Go-Bragh)" [Laws Q20] (theme of Irishman being abused and fighting back) and references there
NOTES [33 words]: Broadside LOCSinging as101080: J. Andrews dating per Studying Nineteenth-Century Popular Song by Paul Charosh in American Music, Winter 1997, Vol 15.4, Table 1, available at FindArticles site. - BS
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