“Mary, the Pride of the Shamrock Shore ”
Henry returns and finds Mary with a squire. The squire is her true love now since her previous sweetheart "is no more." Henry kills the squire in a duel. Mary kills Henry and recognizes him by a private token. She is sentenced to life in jail.
Mary, the Pride of the Shamrock Shore Partial text(s) *** A *** The Pride of the Shamrock Shore From Kenneth Peacock, Songs of the Newfoundland Outports, Volume II, pp. 630-631. Sung by Peter Ryan, Aquaforte, October 1961. A bold undaunted hero down by a shady grove did stray, 'Twas there he spied a squire conversing with a lady gay. He being neat, tall, and handsome, and costly robes the lady wore, She appeared to be my true love, young Mary the pride of the Shamrock Shore. (5 additional stanzas)
- Bodleian, Harding B 11(699), "Mary, the Pride of the Shamrock Shore," J. Catnach (London), 1813-1838; also 2806 c.9(26), Harding B 11(2377), "Mary, the Pride of the Shamrock Shore"
- Peacock, pp. 630-631, "The Pride of the Shamrock Shore" (1 text, 1 tune)
- ST Pea630 (Partial)
- Roud #9797
- BI, Pea630