Barney and Katie [Laws O21]

DESCRIPTION: Barney comes to his love Katie's door on a bitter winter night. Katie says that she is alone at home, and if she let him in she would tarnish her virtue. Despite the cold, he goes home proud of her pure name
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1901 (O'Conor-OldTimeSongsAndBalladOfIreland)
KEYWORDS: courting virtue nightvisit
FOUND IN: US(MW,NE,Ro) Canada(Mar,Newf) Ireland
REFERENCES (9 citations):
Laws O21, "Barney and Katie"
Eddy-BalladsAndSongsFromOhio 143, "Barney and Katie" (1 text, 1 tune)
Flanders/Olney-BalladsMigrantInNewEngland, pp. 222-223, "Barney and Katie" (1 text, 1 tune)
Hubbard-BalladsAndSongsFromUtah, #52, "Barney Mavourneen" (1 text)
Leach-FolkBalladsSongsOfLowerLabradorCoast 26, "Barney Flew Over the Hills to his Darling" (1 text, 1 tune)
Creighton-MaritimeFolkSongs, p. 77, "When Barney Flew Over the Hills" (1 text, 1 tune)
O'Conor-OldTimeSongsAndBalladOfIreland, pp. 97-98, "Katty Avourneen" (1 text)
Hylands-Mammoth-Hibernian-Songster, p. 31, "Katty, Avourneen" (1 text)

Roud #992
Pat Sullivan, "Barney" (on MUNFLA/Leach)
Bodleian, Harding B 26(303), "Katty Avourneen"/"Barney Avourneen," unknown (Belfast), 1846-1852
File: LO21

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