“Barney O'Hea”

Author: Samuel Lover (1797-1868) (Source: Hoagland)
Earliest date: before 1886 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 15(18b))
Keywords: courting humorous rejection

Description

"Now let me alone" says the singer to Barney O'Hea. He had "better look out for the stout Corney Creagh" and don't be impudent. Don't follow me to Brandon Fair where I'll be alone. They meet at the fair. She promises to marry "impudent Barney O'Hea"

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References

  1. O'Conor, pp. 65-66, "Barney O'Hea" (1 text)
  2. ADDITIONAL: Kathleen Hoagland, editor, One Thousand Years of Irish Poetry (New York, 1947), pp. 413-414, "Barney O'Hea" (1 text)
  3. BI, OCon065