“The Home I Left Behind”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1987 (Munnelly/Deasy-Lenihan)
Keywords: homesickness emigration separation dancing hardtimes America Ireland nonballad mother landlord
Found in: Ireland

Description

"An Irish boy he sat alone by Susquehanna shore" thinking sadly of "the home he left behind." He recalls summer, dances, and a girl in Ireland. He and his widowed mother were driven from home "when landlord, bailiffs and police broke in our cottage door"

Recordings

References

  1. Munnelly/Deasy-Lenihan 46, "The Home I Left Behind" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #5235
  3. BI, RcHILBh