Shane Crossagh

DESCRIPTION: Squire Staples sets out to take Shane Crossagh, once a plowboy but now an outlaw "for the wearin' o' the green." Crossagh -- helped by his hound, who destroys the pursuing dogs -- escapes across the Roe. (Shane later is able to take revenge on Staples.)
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1925 (Sam Henry collection)
KEYWORDS: outlaw manhunt escape dog
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
SHenry H97, pp. 130-131, "Shane Crossagh" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #13373
cf. "Charlie Is My Darling" (floating lyrics)
File: HHH097

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