“That Rogue Reilly”


"There's a boy that follows me every day, although he declares that I use him vilely." He is like "the very shadow at my feet." Her mother sends her away to make hay but Reilly is there. Her aunt recommends a nunnery but she would rather be bothered.


  • Bodleian, Harding B 11(3382), "That Raking, Ranting, Reilly", H. Such (London), 1849-1862; also Harding B 11(3231), "The Ranting Reilly"; Harding B 20(144), "Raking, Ranting Reilly"; also Harding B 11(3306), "The Rogue Reilly "


  1. O'Conor, p. 57, "That Rogue Reilly" (1 text)
  2. Roud #6980
  3. BI, OCon057


Author: unknown
Earliest date: before 1863 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 11(3382))
Keywords: courting farming