Sympathizing with the Fenian Exiles

DESCRIPTION: Keep your mouth shut and beware spies. We visit the Fenians jailed like "dogs kept in a manger." General Burk's turnkey "is worse than a Turk." Rossa, Luby and others are named. God is watching inside the walls. Our day will come.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1966 (Zimmermann)
KEYWORDS: exile prison political
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Zimmermann, p. 52, "A New Song Sympathizing With The Fenian Exiles" (1 fragment)
Healy-OISBv2, pp. 131-133, "(A new song sympathising with) The Fenian Exiles" (1 text)

Bodleian, 2806 c.8(40), "A New Song Sympathising With the Fenian Exiles" ("My Irish frlends [sic] aome [sic] rally round"), unknown, n.d.
NOTES [51 words]: Zimmermann p. 52 is a fragment; broadside Bodleian 2806 c.8(40) is the basis for the description.
Is the topic prisoners as in the text, or exiles as in the title? If the former the date is probably before 1871; else, after. - BS
For O'Donovan Rossa and the Fenian Exiles, see "Rossa's Farewell to Erin." - RBW
File: BrdSwtFE

Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List

Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography

The Ballad Index Copyright 2018 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.