Where the River Shannon Flows

DESCRIPTION: "There's a pretty spot in Ireland, I always claim for my land, Where the fairies and the blarney Will never, never die." The singer recalls the land and the girl by the Shannon. He will not send a letter; he will sail home himself with news of his return
AUTHOR: James I. Russell
EARLIEST DATE: 1904 (from Russell's production "The Irish Serving Girls"; sheet music by M. Witmark & Sons published 1905)
KEYWORDS: love home reunion Ireland
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Dean, pp. 112-113, "Where the River Shannon Flows" (1 text)
DT, RSHANNON
ADDITIONAL: Robert A. Fremont, editor, _Favorite Songs of the Nineties_, Dover Publications, 1973, pp. 355-358, "Where the River Shannon Flows" (1 text, 1 tune, the 1905 sheet music)

Roud #9579
SAME TUNE:
Where the Fraser River Flows (by Joe Hill) (Barrie Stavis and Frank Harmon, editors, _The Songs of Joe Hill_, 1960, now reprinted in the Oak Archives series, pp. 12-13); (William M. Adler, _The Man Who Never Died: The Life, Times, and Legacy of Joe Hill, American Labor Icon_, pp. 200-201) (Gibbs M. Smith, _Joe Hill_, 1969 (I use the 1984 Peregrine Smith Books edition), pp, 242-243)
NOTES: Another of Dean's pop songs; the Digital Tradition says that it was recorded by none other than Bing Crosby! - RBW
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