“I'm Bidding Adieu”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1988 (McBride)
Keywords: poverty emigration return Ireland nonballad dancing work
Found in: Ireland


The singer, a poor farmer from Tralee, must emigrate. "They say there's luck in a foreign land, there's health and wealth galore." "We'll toil both night and day" He will return "of course" and dance "on the good old barn floor"


  1. McBride 10, "I'm Bidding Adieu" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, McB1010