“Adieu to the Banks of the Roe”

Author: James Maxwell ?
Earliest date: 1928 (Sam Henry collection)
Keywords: emigration farewell gold
Found in: Ireland


The singer, admitting his "happiest moments are flown," prepares to depart Ireland and his home. He bids farewell to everything he can think of -- the countryside, relatives, pastor. He will dig gold in Australia, and hopes he can return home


  1. SHenry H245, pp. 197-198, "Adieu to the Banks of the Roe" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, HHH245