“The Salutation”

Author: Jaes O'Kane
Earliest date: 1938 (Sam Henry collection)
Keywords: home Ireland nonballad gods
Found in: Ireland


"Aroun' Pat Murphy's hearth there was music, song, and mirch" when the traveler comes to the door. She announces the news: "The fairy queen intends for to occupy the Glens" and restore prosperity to Ireland. The Irish will always remember home


  1. SHenry H756, p. 60, "The Salutation" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #13366
  3. BI, HHH756