Lurgan Town (I)

DESCRIPTION: The singer steps up to a girl and tries to court her. She says she is pledged to Jamie. He says Jamie died in China, and shows the (broken) ring he gave her. She laments, and curses her parents who exiled him. He reveals that he is Jamie; they get married
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1934 (Sam Henry collection)
KEYWORDS: love separation reunion brokentoken exile soldier
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
SHenry H563, p. 316, "Lurgan Town" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #6871
cf. esp. "John (George) Riley (I)" [Laws N36] and references there
cf. "A Bonnie Laddie, But Far Awa (theme: parents drive lover away)
File: HHH563

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