“Ballyjamesduff”

Alternate titles: “Bally James Duff”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1953 (recording, Margaret Barry)
Keywords: home exile baby
Found in: Ireland

Description

"The garden of Eden has vanished, they say, But I know the lie of it still": Its image survives in Ballyjamesduff. Paddy Reilly tells that he was a quiet baby because he knew he was born there. Now grown, every breeze tells him to come back

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