Mary of Sweet Belfast Town

DESCRIPTION: The singer meets Mary. He asks why she frowns. Her lover has "gone over the main And I hear he is married." The singer reveals that he is her lover returned after seven years. They marry next morning and settle, with his riches, in Belfast.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1925 (Hayward-Ulster)
KEYWORDS: love separation marriage reunion
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Hayward-Ulster, pp. 70-71, "Mary of Sweet Belfast Town" (1 text)
Hammond-Belfast, p. 55, "Mary of Sweet Belfast Town" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #6535
cf. esp. "John (George) Riley (I)" [Laws N36] and references there
File: HayU070

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