“Lurgan Town (I)”


The singer steps up to a girl and tries to court her. She says she is pledged to Jamie. He says Jamie died in China, and shows the (broken) ring he gave her. She laments, and curses her parents who exiled him. He reveals that he is Jamie; they get married

Cross references

  • cf. esp. "John (George) Riley (I)" [Laws N36] and references there


  1. SHenry H563, p. 316, "Lurgan Town" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #6871
  3. BI, HHH563


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1934 (Sam Henry collection)
Found in: Ireland