“The Irishman's Farewell to his Country (The Shamrock Shore IV)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1965 (OLochlainn-More)
Keywords: emigration farewell sea ship America Ireland nonballad friend family
Found in: Ireland

Description

Farewell, dear Erin's native shore, For here I cannot stay." The singer is leaving for America. "As our ship she lies at anchor, boys, Now ready for to sail." He bids farewell to friends, parents, grandfather.

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Recordings

References

  1. OLochlainn-More 88, "The Shamrock Shore" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #1455
  3. BI, OLcM088