“That Tumble Down Shack in Athlone”

Author: Words: Richard M. Pascoe / Music: "Monte Carlo" and Alma Sanders
Earliest date: 1918 (sheet music)
Keywords: home Ireland emigration return
Found in: US(MW)


"I?m a long way from home and my thoughts ever roam To ould Erin far over the sea." The singer remembers his home in Ireland, says there are people waiting there for him, and looks forward to returning to Athlone


This song was apparently popular enough to inspire a movie in 1927, but I have no idea what the film,may have been like. - RBW


  1. Dean, pp. 66-67, "That Tumble Down Shack in Athlone" (1 text)
  2. Roud #21716
  3. BI, Dean066