“Fee and Flannigan”


Joseph Fee's gallows-confession from Armagh County Jail. He murdered John Flanagan "for the greed of money." After nine months the murder was discovered, Fee was arrested, tried and condemned. "The bolt was drew, and Fee soon flew on to Eternity"

Historical references

  • Dec 22, 1904 - Joseph Fee is executed for the April 16, 1903 murder of John Flanigan (source: Morton-Maguire)

Cross references


  1. Morton-Maguire 16, pp. 38-40,108,163, "Fee and Flannigan" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #2919
  3. BI, MoMa016


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1973 (Morton-Maguire)
Found in: Ireland