“Erin the Green (I)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1979 (Tunney-StoneFiddle)
Keywords: dream Ireland nonballad patriotic Napoleon
Found in: Ireland

Description

The singer dreams that Napoleon has landed in Ireland, saying, "Rise up my friend." "He was the hero we longed for to see. The bells of the chapel resounded a ditty To welcome Napoleon to Erin the Green"

Notes

The ballad is recorded on one of the CD's issued around the time of the bicentenial of the 1798 Irish Rebellion. See:

Franke Harte and Donal Lunny, "Welcome Napoleon to Erin the Green" (on Franke Harte and Donal Lunny, "My Name is Napoleon Bonaparte," Hummingbird Records HBCD0027 (2001)) - BS

For the likely background to this song, see the notes to "The Shan Van Voght." - RBW

References

  1. Moylan 130, "Erin the Green" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Tunney-StoneFiddle, pp. 39-40, "Erin the Green" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. BI, Moyl130