“The Country I Was Born In”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1973 (Morton-Maguire)
Keywords: emigration work hardtimes America nonballad political landlord
Found in: Ireland

Description

The singer has left Donegal and is bound for America "where I'm told a man he's paid there for his labour." In Ireland he has seen people starving or "hurled by the landlord from their door." No matter where he goes he will always think of home.

References

  1. Morton-Maguire 53, pp. 149-150,176, "The Country I Was Born In" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #2936
  3. BI, MoMa053