“Judy McCarty”


The singer meets Judy McCarty at Donnybrook fair , asks her to dance, falls in love and she agrees to marry. They go to a party that night, sleep together, marry next day; 12 months later have "a pair of twins as like their dad As ever soup's like broth"


  • Bodleian, Harding B 11(1696), "Judy M'Carty", H. Disley (London), 1860-1883; also Harding B 11(1946), 2806 b.11(34), Firth c.26(37), Firth c.14(219), "Judy Mc.Carty"


  1. O'Conor, p. 18, "Judy McCarty" (1 text)
  2. BI, OCon018


Author: unknown
Earliest date: before 1884 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 11(1696))