Pride of Logy Bay, The

DESCRIPTION: The singer is in love. His love's father comes to him and threatens to send his daughter away if the two continue to see each other. Her father arranges for her exile, but -- after many years of seeking -- the two find each other and are married.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1933 (Greenleaf/Mansfield)
KEYWORDS: love exile separation reunion father
FOUND IN: US(MA) Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (9 citations):
FSCatskills 61, "The Pride of Logy Bay" (1 text, 1 tune)
Fowke/MacMillan 47, "The Star of Logy Bay" (1 text, 1 tune)
Greenleaf/Mansfield 134, "The Star of Logy Bay" (1 text, 1 tune)
Doyle2, p. 25, "The Star of Logy Bay" (1 text, 1 tune)
Doyle3, pp. 59-60, "The Star of Logy Bay" (1 text, 1 tune)
Doyle4, pp. 55-56, "Star of Logy Bay" (1 text, 1 tune)
Doyle5, pp. 40-41, "Star of Logy Bay" (1 text, 1 tune)
Blondahl, p. 110, "The Star of Logy Bay" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT, STARLOGY*

Roud #4421
RECORDINGS:
Omar Blondahl, "The Star of Logy Bay" (on NFOBlondahl01,NFOBlondahl05)
The McNulty Family, "The Star of Logy Bay" (on "The McNulty Family Entertains with Irish Songs," Copley Records DWL 9-604 LP (n.d.))
Clare O'Driscoll, "The Star of Logy Bay" (on MUNFLA/Leach)
May Whalen, "The Star of Logy Bay" (on MUNFLA/Leach)

CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Maid of Sweet Gurteen" (lyrics)
cf. "I Am a Newfoundlander" (tune)
SAME TUNE:
I Am a Newfoundlander (File: RySm089)
NOTES: Logy Bay is in Newfoundland, a short way north of Saint John's - RBW
According to GEST Songs of Newfoundland and Labrador site the author is "unknown, but probably Mark Walker."
May Whalen's tune follows the McNultys's. Clare O'Driscoll's drifts but ends like the McNultys's. In any case, neither is like Greenleaf/Mansfield.
The McNultys were popular in Newfoundland and their records were available in St. John's (Guigne pp. 266-268).- BS
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