Ireland Must Be Heaven, For My Mother Came from There

DESCRIPTION: "I've often heard my daddy peak of Ireland's lakes and dells. The place must be like heaven if it's half like what he tells." As proof he offers the fact that his mother was an angel, and she came from Ireland
AUTHOR: Words: Joe McCarthy & Howard Johnson / Music: Fred Fischer
EARLIEST DATE: 1916 (sheet music)
KEYWORDS: Ireland home
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Dean, p. 9, "Ireland Must Be Heaven, For My Mother Came from There" (1 text)
Roud #5493
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "A Little Bit of Heaven" (theme)
NOTES: This was apparently one of the major hits of 1916, the year it was published, though Dean seems to be the only traditional performer to have learned it. - RBW
File: Dean009

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