Dear Mallow, Adieu

DESCRIPTION: The singer bids adieu to Mallow, "where all may live just as they please," and recalls its pleasures. Now he is leaving "for the city's dull uniform scene." He will miss women, companions, and freedom. He hopes to return next spring.
AUTHOR: Samuel Whyte (1724-1811) (source: Croker-PopularSongsOfIreland)
EARLIEST DATE: 1772 (Samuel Whyte,_The Shamrock, or Hibernian Cresses_, according to Croker-PopularSongsOfIreland)
KEYWORDS: farewell nonballad home
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Croker-PopularSongsOfIreland, pp. 243-249, "Dear Mallow, Adieu" (1 text)
NOTES [42 words]: Croker-PopularSongsOfIreland: "In 1750, Dr Smith thus describes Mallow, which was then a very fashionable watering-place:'... Here is generally a resort of good company during the summer months, both for pleasure and the benefit of drinking the waters....'"
File: CrPS243

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 2022 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.