“The Happy Green Shades of Duneane”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1936 (Sam Henry collection)
Keywords: emigration separation homesickness
Found in: Ireland


The singer asks the muses to help him praise Duneane. It is the land of his fathers. But now he must leave; he bids farewell to friends and says there is nothing like living among them. He hopes someday to return.


  1. SHenry H653, p. 211, "The Happy Green Shades of Duneane" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, HHH653