Pride of Newry Town, The

DESCRIPTION: Orphans William and Mary promise to wed, but poverty forces William to sea. He is long away, and Mary (thinking him dead) weds another. He returns; Mary drops dead when he arrives. Old and new suitors do battle; William kills his rival and returns to sea
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1925 (Hayward-Ulster)
KEYWORDS: love separation sailor reunion husband death fight betrayal
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (2 citations):
SHenry H190, pp. 420-421, "Killeavy's Pride"; H798, pp. 421-422, "The Pride of Newry Town" (2 text, 2 tunes)
Hayward-Ulster, pp. 103-106, "Killeevy's Pride" (1 text)

Roud #4390
cf. "Susan Carr" (plot)
NOTES [19 words]: In "Killeevy's Pride" (Henry and Hayward-Ulster) Mary ends as "a victim to false love in the Asylum of Belfast." - BS
File: HHH190

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