“Castleroe Mill”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1924 (Sam Henry collection)
Keywords: love courting rejection father mother emigration age
Found in: Ireland

Description

The singer meets a girl on Lammas Day. He tells her that he has saved up enough to emigrate to Canada, and asks if she will go with him. She cannot leave; her parents are "on the decline." He departs but hopes he can return to her

Cross references

References

  1. SHenry H22b, p. 361, "Castleroe Mill" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #4719
  3. BI, HHH022b