“Barney O'Hea”


"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"

Cross references


  • Bodleian, Harding B 15(18b), "Barney O'Hea", W.S. Fortey (London), 1858-1885; also Harding B 11(2155), Firth c.26(126), Firth c.19(205), "Barney O'Hea"


  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


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