Honest Irish Lad, The

DESCRIPTION: "My name is Tim McNare, I'm from the County Clare In that lovely little isle across the sea." The singer loved Ireland, but his farm could not support his family. Now in America, he can find no work. He still hopes to bring his family to join him
AUTHOR: Thomas F. Kerrigan and Dan McCarthy (c. 1880) (source: Guigne)
EARLIEST DATE: 1880 broadside, see notes; 1888 (Wehman's [Universal Songster] Collection)
KEYWORDS: poverty emigration family separation unemployment
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf,Ont)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Guigne, pp. 142-145, "Give an Honest Irish Lad a Chance (The Honest Irish Lad)" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Fowke/Mills/Blume, pp. 89-91, "The Honest Irish Lad" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Wehman's [Universal Songster] Collection of 98 Songs No. 18 (New York, 1888 ("Digitized by Internet Archive)), p. 17, "Give an Honest Irish Lad a Chance" ("My name is McNamara, and I came from County Clare") (1 text)
Wehman's Irish Songster [of 200 Songs] No. 1 (New York, n.d. ("Digitized by Internet Archive")), p. 32, "Give an Honest Irish Lad a Chance" ("My name is McNamara, and I came from County Clare") (1 text)

Roud #4522
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "No Irish Need Apply" (subject)
cf. "An Irish Laborer" (subject)
NOTES: One of Guigne's texts is a fragment from an 1880 New York broadside. - BS
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