“Teddy O'Neill”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: before 1867 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 11(3747))
Keywords: love courting separation emigration poverty dream
Found in: Ireland

Description

The singer has a dreadful dream of Teddy courting another girl. She recalls where they used to meet. They cannot meet now; he has gone across the sea to seek his fortune. She would rather he were still present, even if poor

Notes

The Bodleian broadsides reverse the first two verses so that the first line is "I went to the cabin ..." and the second verse begins "I dreamt but last night ..." - BS

Same tune

Cross references

Broadsides

References

  1. O'Conor, p. 14, "Teddy O'Neal" (1 text)
  2. DT, TEDONEIL
  3. Roud #5207
  4. BI, DTtedone