“The Heifer”


The heifer, a fabulous creature "with horns upon her heels," does incredible damage till the owner determines to sell her. She begs that she not be killed; she is the spirit of Lord Leitrim. The company determines to blow up the heifer


I'm sure this is political in some sense or other, but I can't tell the nature of the beast. - RBW


  1. SHenry H675, pp. 24-25, "The Heifer" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #13347
  3. BI, HHH675


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1936 (Sam Henry collection)
Found in: Ireland