“Kitty Tyrrell”


The singer comes to the girl, describing all he has to offer if she will marry. He concludes "Your silence I'll take for consent... Now all that I have is your own. This week you may be Kitty Tyrrell; Next week you'll be Mistress Malone."


O'Conor attributes the words to [Samuel] Lover - BS


  • Bodleian, Harding B 11(2430), "Kitty Tyrrell", Ryle and Co (London), 1845-1859; also Harding B 11(708), Harding B 18(333), Harding B 11(858), Harding B 11(3976), Harding B 11(2011), "Kitty Tyrrell"; Firth b.26(102), Firth c.26(154), "Kitty Tyrell"; Firth b.25(82), "Kitty Tyrrel"


  1. Randolph 788, "I've Built Me a Neat Little Cot, Darling" (1 text)
  2. O'Conor, p. 12, "Kitty Tyrrell" (1 text)
  3. Roud #7418
  4. BI, R788


Author: Words: Charles Jefferys / Music: Charles W. Glover (died 1863)
Earliest date: before 1860 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 11(2430))
Found in: US(So) Ireland