“Murty Hynes”


Poor Bermingham is evicted from his farm for failure to pay rent. Murty Hines takes the farm but is persuaded by the Land League to give it up. The people celebrate. "Give three cheers for the Land League and nine for Murty Hines"


Formed in 1879, the Irish tenant farmers' Land League fought evictions and spearheaded land reforms through Parliament. - PJS

For other songs and more information on the League, see "The Moneygran Pig Hunt" and "The Bold Tenant Farmer."

Sullivan is the author of a number of Irish patriotic poems, of which "God Save Ireland" is probably the best-known. - RBW


  1. OLochlainn-More 14, "Murty Hynes" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #9757
  3. BI, OLcM014


Author: T.D. Sullivan (1827-1914) (source: OLochlainn-More)
Earliest date: 1914 (OLochlainn-More)
Found in: Ireland