India's Burning Shores

DESCRIPTION: "I stood beneath the lofty palms on India's burning shores" where the singer meets an old man who declares he is a native of Ireland. He was exiled in the aftermath of 1848. His wife and daughter were killed. The singer promises to take him home to die
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1957 (Beck-FolkloreOfMaine)
KEYWORDS: Ireland rebellion wife children death exile return
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Beck-FolkloreOfMaine, pp. 94-95, "India's Burning Shores" (1 text)
Roud #550
cf. "The Irish Patriot" (lyrics, theme)
NOTES [63 words]: Roud lumps this with "The Paisley Officer (India's Burning Sands)" [Laws N2]. But there is no similarity except for the title; that ballad is about a lover in disguise following her soldier to India; this is about an exile from Ireland wanting to go home. It appears to me that it is instead related to "The Irish Patriot," but I am not sure of the nature of the relationship. - RBW
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