“The Hennessy Murder”


"Kind friends, if you will list to me, A sad story I'll relate, 'Tis of brave Chief Hennessy And how he met his fate." The song mentions the time of his death, and opines that his killers were working with Satan


This is item dF58 in Laws's Appendix II.


  1. Burt, pp. 165-166, "The Hennessy Murder" (1 text, 1 tune); also "Hennessy Avenged" (1 text)
  2. Roud #4128
  3. BI, Burt165


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1958 (Burt)
Keywords: homicide police
Found in: US