“Cottage With the Horseshoe o'er the Door”

Alternate titles: “Horseshoe over the Door”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1988 (McBride)
Keywords: emigration return death Ireland nonballad father mother
Found in: Ireland


The singer will soon return to his old home, "the cottage with the horse-shoe o'er the door." His father is dead and buried and his mother weeps there alone, but he thinks of the happy days of his youth.


  1. McBride 18, "Cottage With the Horseshoe o'er the Door" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #3075
  3. BI, McB1018