Origin of Ireland, THe

DESCRIPTION: "I crave your attention, Before I shall mention Of Erin so dear, WIthout hesitation, [...], The cream of creation [...] the Queen. 'Twas early one morning, Without any warning [...] by the sweet token [...] was broken."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1922 (Brown)
KEYWORDS: Ireland royalty
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
BrownSchinhanIV 325, "The Origin of Ireland" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
Roud #6653
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "A Little Bit of Heaven" (theme: The Creation of Ireland)
NOTES: I have a feeling that this started as a stage song, but I haven't managed to locate it; the badly damaged text in Brown/Schinhan is not much to go on. I suspect the first lacuna, after "hesitation," reads something like "I shall say of that nation." - RBW
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File: BrS4325

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