“Around the Hills of Clare”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1981 (IRClare01)
Keywords: grief emigration farewell Ireland nonballad family home
Found in: Ireland


In the past the singer had thought the Saxon bands could be driven from his home, but now "these days are past." He is leaving home, parents, sister, and girls. He looks forward to the day when "home we'll all repair" to "the hills of Clare"

Cross references



  1. Roud #18467
  2. BI, RcAtHoC