“The Pride of Newry Town”


Orphans William and Mary promise to wed, but poverty forces William to sea. He is long away, and Mary (thinking him dead) weds another. He returns; Mary drops dead when he arrives. Old and new suitors do battle; William kills his rival and returns to sea


In "Killeevy's Pride" (Henry and Hayward-Ulster) Mary ends as "a victim to false love in the Asylum of Belfast." - BS

Cross references


  1. SHenry H190, pp. 420-421, "Killeavy's Pride"; H798, pp. 421-422, "The Pride of Newry Town" (2 text, 2 tunes)
  2. Hayward-Ulster, pp. 103-106, "Killeevy's Pride" (1 text)
  3. Roud #4390
  4. BI, HHH190


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1925 (Hayward-Ulster)
Found in: Ireland