“The Green Fields Round Ferbane”

Author: John Mary Doyle (1896-1969) (source: notes to IRHardySons)
Earliest date: 1980 (IRHardySons)
Keywords: homesickness emigration return Ireland gold
Found in: Ireland

Description

"I curse the day that I sailed away From my dear little Isle so green." The singer recalls his youth and some friends he'll see no more. "The lust for gold it soon grows cold." "I'll turn my face from this awful place" and go home to stay.

Recordings

References

  1. Roud #17891
  2. BI, RcGFRFe