Mary, the Pride of the Shamrock Shore
DESCRIPTION: Henry returns and finds Mary with a squire. The squire is her true love now since her previous sweetheart "is no more." Henry kills the squire in a duel. Mary kills Henry and recognizes him by a private token. She is sentenced to life in jail.
EARLIEST DATE: before 1839 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 11(699))
KEYWORDS: courting homicide prison fight return lover
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Peacock, pp. 630-631, "The Pride of the Shamrock Shore" (1 text, 1 tune)
ST Pea630 (Partial)
Peter Ryan, "The Pride of the Shamrock Shore" (on PeacockCDROM)
Bodleian, Harding B 11(699), "Mary, the Pride of the Shamrock Shore," J. Catnach (London), 1813-1838; also 2806 c.9(26), Harding B 11(2377), "Mary, the Pride of the Shamrock Shore"
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