“Johnny Troy”


Irishman Troy, a convicted robber, is sent to Australia. He and his fellow convicts escape as they are being taken ashore. Troy turns robber, but steals only from the rich, giving to the poor and transportees. At last he is taken and hanged


  1. Laws L21, "Johnny Troy"
  2. Gardner/Chickering 134, "Johnny Troy" (1 text)
  3. Beck 88, "Johnnie Troy" (1 text)
  4. DT 574, JOHNTROY
  5. Roud #3703
  6. BI, LL21


Alternate titles: “Johnny Try”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1939 (Gardner/Chickering )
Found in: US(MW,SE)