Johnny Gallagher (Pat Reilly)

DESCRIPTION: Johnny takes the bounty to join the army and a shilling to buy ribbons for his sweetheart or cockade. He complains of his cruel stepmother, his uncle "the ruin and downfall of me," and his father -- or recruiting sergeant -- who never "learnt me a trade"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1863 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 11(1912))
KEYWORDS: farewell father mother stepmother soldier recruiting
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf,Ont) Ireland Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (4 citations):
GreigDuncan1 80, "Johnnie Gallacher" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Peacock, pp. 469-470, "Johnny Coughlin" (1 text, 1 tune)
Fowke-Ontario 17, "Johnny Gallagher" (1 text, 1 tune)
SHenry H574, p. 80, "Pat Reilly" (1 text, 1 tune)

ST Pea469 (Partial)
Roud #920
RECORDINGS:
William Stevens, "Johnny Coughlin" (on PeacockCDROM)
BROADSIDES:
Bodleian, Harding B 11(1912), "Johnny Golicher" ("As I was walking through Newry one day"), H. Such (London), 1849-1862; also Firth c.14(119), Firth b.25(358), Firth c.14(120), "Johnny Golicher"; 2806 c.15(312), "Johnnie Gallocher"; 2806 c.15(263), "Johnny Gallacher"; Harding B 17(147b), "Johnny Gallocher"; 2806 c.15(242), Firth c.14(121), Firth c.26(208)[some lines illegible], 2806 c.15(311), "Johnny Gallagher"; 2806 c.15(312), "Johnnie Gallocher"
ALTERNATE TITLES:
Johnnie Glacher
NOTES: Also see Planxty, "Pat Reilly" (on Planxty, "The Well Below the Valley," Shanachie 79010 (1979)) - BS
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