Hannah Healy, the Pride of Howth
DESCRIPTION: The singer is love sick for Hannah. Each morning courters swarm around her but none "dare entreat her or supplicate her." The singer is giving up; he'll "raise my mind from all female kind so Adieu, sweet Hannah, the pride of Howth!"
EARLIEST DATE: c.1840 (From a Waterford chap-book, according to Sparling)
KEYWORDS: love beauty nonballad
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (2 citations):
OLochlainn-More 93, "Hannah Healy, the Pride of Howth" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: H. Halliday Sparling, Irish Minstrelsy (London, 1888), pp. 329-330, 512, "Hannah Healy, the Pride of Howth"
NOTES: The Howth peninsula is about seven miles northeast of Dublin. - BS
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