Awa' tae Cyprus

DESCRIPTION: "They're starving noo in Scotland, in England and Ireland tae; I canna bide nae langer here, so now I must away." The singer is going to Cyprus "to open a public hoose." Gold lies at your feet. If he gets rich he may come home "wi' a Pasha to my name"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1906 (GreigDuncan3)
KEYWORDS: emigration farewell drink hardtimes nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig #132, p. 2, "Awa' tae Cyprus" (1 text)
GreigDuncan3 537, "Awa' tae Cyprus" (2 texts, 1 tune)

Roud #6015
ALTERNATE TITLES:
Cyprus
File: GrD3537

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