Pat O'Reilly

DESCRIPTION: Pat O'Reilly intends to go to America, make a fortune, and return to Tyrone. Pat promises to marry Ann McCormick when he returns. She has him arrested and lies at the trial. He is condemned to "die on the gallows tree"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1901 (O'Conor-OldTimeSongsAndBalladOfIreland)
KEYWORDS: courting accusation lie death lover trial execution emigration
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf) Ireland US(MW)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Peacock, pp. 159-160, "Pat O'Reilly" (1 text, 1 tune)
O'Conor-OldTimeSongsAndBalladOfIreland p. 35, "Patrick Reilly" (1 text)
Dean-FlyingCloud, pp. 7-8, "Patrick Riley" (1 text)

Roud #5494
John Bulger, "Pat O'Reilly" (on MUNFLA/Leach)
Emma Doyle, "Patrick Reilly" (on ITMA/CapeShoreNL)
James John, "Pat O'Reilly" (on MUNFLA/Leach)

File: Pea159

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