“The Breaking of Omagh Jail”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1927 (Sam Henry collection)
Keywords: prison escape parting
Found in: Ireland

Description

"I am a bold undaunted youth from the county of Tyrone," now in prison because "a girl against me swore." Soon to be sentenced, the singer makes a plan to escape, and manges to flee. He goes over the sea to escape his punishment

References

  1. SHenry H181, pp. 131-132, "The Breaking of Omagh Jail" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #3581
  3. BI, HHH181