Plains of Emu, The (The Exile of Erin II)
DESCRIPTION: The Irish prisoner sadly recalls his home in Erin. The singer, though he claims he never received "a base-earned coin," has been transported for life. He fondly recalls his mother and his Nora. He says, "The tie is unbroken on the plains of Emu."
EARLIEST DATE: 1829
KEYWORDS: prisoner transportation separation
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Fahey-Eureka, pp. 36-37, "The Exile of Erin" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "The Exile of Erin (I)" (theme)
NOTES: Emu Plains was a prison farm outside Sydney, established to grow food for the large population of that city. - RBW
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