I'm a Decent Boy from Ireland

DESCRIPTION: The "decent boy" has been forced to roam. Brought up by good parents, he urges, "Be kind to your parents when their locks are turning gray... You'll never know their value till they lay beneath the soil."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1971
KEYWORDS: age family poverty rambling
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Doerflinger, pp. 278-279, "I'm a Decent Boy from Ireland" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #9420
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Don't Leave Your Mother When Her Hair Turns Gray" (theme)
File: Doe278

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