“Carnatogher's Braes”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1928 (Sam Henry collection; the Derry Journal may have printed the song a few years earlier)
Keywords: emigration poverty home
Found in: Ireland


The singer says that no place on earth as dear as his old home by Carntogher's Braes. He recalls life and friendship there. "But cruel fate has ordered it that I must sail the seas"; he expects to return home once he has made his fortune


  1. SHenry H237, p. 189, "Carnatogher's Braes" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #13546
  3. BI, HHH237