“Hannah Healy, the Pride of Howth”
Earliest date: c.1840 (From a Waterford chap-book, according to Sparling)
Found in: Ireland
The singer is love sick for Hannah. Each morning courters swarm around her but none "dare entreat her or supplicate her." The singer is giving up; he'll "raise my mind from all female kind so Adieu, sweet Hannah, the pride of Howth!"
The Howth peninsula is about seven miles northeast of Dublin. - BS
- OLochlainn-More 93, "Hannah Healy, the Pride of Howth" (1 text, 1 tune)
- ADDITIONAL: H. Halliday Sparling, Irish Minstrelsy (London, 1888), pp. 329-330, 512, "Hannah Healy, the Pride of Howth"
- Roud #9773
- BI, OLcM093