“I'm a Decent Boy from Ireland”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1971
Keywords: age family poverty rambling
Found in: Canada(Mar)


The "decent boy" has been forced to roam. Brought up by good parents, he urges, "Be kind to your parents when their locks are turning gray... You'll never know their value till they lay beneath the soil."

Cross references


  1. Doerflinger, pp. 278-279, "I'm a Decent Boy from Ireland" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #9420
  3. BI, Doe278