“That Dear Old Land”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1929 (Greenleaf/Mansfield)
Keywords: homesickness exile Ireland lament nonballad patriotic
Found in: Canada(Newf)


"I'll sing tonight of a fairyland in the lap of the ocean set.... I'll sing tonight of Ireland's ancient days ... the dear old land, that sweet old land where the beautiful rivers flow." An exile remembers his home and its history.

Cross references


  1. Greenleaf/Mansfield 70, "That Dear Old Land" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #6368
  3. BI, GrMa070