Slieve Gallen Braes
DESCRIPTION: The singer walks out to view the beauties of Slieve Gallen Braes. He recalls walking and hunting in the past near his small farm. "But the rents were getting higher and I could no longer stay So farewell unto you bonny, bonny Slieve Gallen Braes."
EARLIEST DATE: 1910 (Carl Hardebeck in _Gems of Melody: Seoda Ceoil,_ according to OLochlainn-More)
KEYWORDS: Ireland home exile hardtimes poverty emigration
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (4 citations):
OLochlainn-More 9, "Sliav Gallion Braes" (1 text, 1 tune)
Graham/Holmes 70, "Slieve Gallen Braes" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Bell/O Conchubhair, Traditional Songs of the North of Ireland, pp. 36-37, "Sliabh Gallen's Brae" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "The Exiled Irishman's Lament (The Exiles of Erin)" (theme)
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