County of Tyrone, The

DESCRIPTION: Desiring freedom from his parents, the singer sets out for (Newry/Dover). He meets a girl and, after assuring her of his character, convinces her to elope to Tyrone. They are pursued, but escape by ship. His parents welcome him home
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1847 (Journal of William Histed of the Cortes)
KEYWORDS: work home family love travel elopement
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Huntington-Whalemen, pp. 218-220, "The County of Tyrone" (1 text, 1 tune)
SHenry H153a/b, p. 480-481, "The County Tyrone" (1 text, 1 tune)
Graham/Holmes 15, "The County Tyrone" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #1991
RECORDINGS:
Robert Cinnamond, "The County Tyrone" (on IRRCinnamond03)
BROADSIDES:
Bodleian, Harding B 17(305a), "Sweet Jane of Tyrone" ("My father oft told me he would not controul me"), J. Pitts (London), 1819-1844; also Harding B 11(3947), Harding B 11(932), 2806 b.11(57), "Sweet Jane of Tyrone"; Firth b.25(475), Harding B 11(2563), Harding B 11(2563), 2806 c.15(252), Harding B 28(34), 2806 b.11(144), "County of Tyrone"; Harding B 28(34), "County Tyrone"
File: SWMS218

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