I Am a Wild Young Irish Boy [Laws L19]

DESCRIPTION: The Irish convict, trained as a sailor, flees the farm where he has been sent. He turns outlaw, but never robs the poor or kills without cause. Trapped by the police, he kills five and escapes. Only when he is dying does he let the police be tipped off
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1959
KEYWORDS: sailor outlaw fight escape death
FOUND IN: US(MA) Australia
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Laws L19, "I Am a Wild Young Irish Boy"
Doerflinger, pp. 270-272, "I Am a Wild Young Irish Boy' (1 text, 1 tune)
DT 573, YNGIRSHB

Roud #1907
File: LL19

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