“The Irish Mail Robber”


The Irish youth turns bad despite his father's warnings. To support his wild habits, he turns to crime and is at last convicted of mail robbery. He is sentenced to transportation for nine years, forcing him to leave his father and sweetheart


  1. Laws L15, "The Irish Mail Robber"
  2. Randolph 164, "A Prisoner for Life" (4 texts, 3 tunes, but only the "A" text is this piece)
  3. DT 424, IRSHMAIL*
  4. Randolph/Cohen, pp. 76-77, "A Prisoner for Life" (1 text, 1 tune -- Randolph's 164A)
  5. Roud #1905
  6. BI, LL15


Author: unknown
Found in: US(NE,So)