“The County of Tyrone”


Desiring freedom from his parents, the singer sets out for (Newry/Dover). He meets a girl and, after assuring her of his character, convinces her to elope to Tyrone. They are pursued, but escape by ship. His parents welcome him home


  • Bodleian, Harding B 17(305a), "Sweet Jane of Tyrone" ("My father oft told me he would not controul me"), J. Pitts (London), 1819-1844; also Harding B 11(3947), Harding B 11(932), 2806 b.11(57), "Sweet Jane of Tyrone"; Firth b.25(475), Harding B 11(2563), Harding B 11(2563), 2806 c.15(252), Harding B 28(34), 2806 b.11(144), "County of Tyrone"; Harding B 28(34), "County Tyrone"


  • Robert Cinnamond, "The County Tyrone" (on IRRCinnamond03)


  1. Huntington-Whalemen, pp. 218-220, "The County of Tyrone" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. SHenry H153a/b, p. 480-481, "The County Tyrone" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Roud #1991
  4. BI, SWMS218


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1847 (Journal of William Histed of the Cortes)
Found in: Ireland