My Darling Sleeps in England

DESCRIPTION: "My darling sleeps in England across the Irish Sea, While I who love him dearly shall mourn him bitterly." The times were hard, so Danny went to work in Birmingham during the war, and was killed by bombs. His wife and growing children mourn
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1972 (DallasCruel)
KEYWORDS: war death wife children separation
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
DallasCruel, pp. 230-231, "My Darling Sleeps in England" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #9729
NOTES: This song comes from a Leitrim singer, but it's not clear whether it is from an Irish Nationalist or Unionist source. As sung by Mary Reynolds, it appears to have no political affiliation. - RBW
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File: DalC230

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