“The Lucky Elopement”


The singer drinks. He courts a girl whose mother calls him a drunkard. He elopes with the daughter to London where they are found and sent to Carrick Jail. At his trial for theft the daughter attests to his virtues, he is acquitted and they marry.


Broadside LOCSinging as108270 appears to be the same as Bodleian 2806 b.9(96) printed by P. Brereton (Dublin). - BS


  • Bodleian, 2806 b.9(96), "Luckey Elopement," P. Brereton (Dublin), c.1867
  • LOCSinging, as108270, "Luckey Elopement," P. Brereton (Dublin), 19C


  1. OLochlainn 43, "The Lucky Elopement" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #2559
  3. BI, OLoc043


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1939 (OLochlainn); c.1867 (broadside, Bodleian 2806 b.9(96))
Found in: Ireland