“The Wheelwright (John Hunter)”


John Hunter is apprenticed to a wheelwright. He and the master's daughter fall in love. When his apprenticeship is finished, he prepares to leave her as he seeks work. She offers to marry him and come with him. He accepts


The notes in Henry/Huntington/Herrmann imply that there is an Irish Gaelic version of this -- possibly even two. - RBW


  1. SHenry H125a+b, pp. 475-476, "John Hunter (a)/John Hunter (b)/The Wheelwright" (2 texts, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #9058
  3. BI, HHH125


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1926 (Sam Henry collection)
Found in: Ireland US