“The Blooming Star of Eglintown”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1927 (Sam Henry collection)
Keywords: love courting separation emigration
Found in: Ireland

Description

The singer prepares "to take farewell of famed Salthill"; he is crossing the sea to seek his fortune. He meets his darling. He fears she will prove untrue. She promises to be faithful. He sets sail; they watch each other as long as his ship stays in sight

Cross references

References

  1. SHenry H170, p. 299, "The Blooming Star of Eglintown" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #6895
  3. BI, HHH170