“Young M'Tyre”


Nancy loves M'Tyre, her father's servant. Her father plans to transport M'Tyre. She gives him money and he escapes. She tells her father she will only marry M'Tyre. Father says she can call M'Tyre back. They marry and M'Tyre is made a lord.


This is so close in plot to "Matt Hyland" (itself a piece of mysterious origin) that I wonder if they mightn't be derived at several removes from the same lost original. - RBW

Cross references


  1. Karpeles-Newfoundland 71, "Young M'Tyre" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #2299
  3. BI, KaNew071


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1930 (Karpeles-Newfoundland)
Found in: Canada(Newf)