That Dear Old Land
DESCRIPTION: "I'll sing tonight of a fairyland in the lap of the ocean set.... I'll sing tonight of Ireland's ancient days ... the dear old land, that sweet old land where the beautiful rivers flow." An exile remembers his home and its history.
EARLIEST DATE: 1929 (Greenleaf/Mansfield)
KEYWORDS: homesickness exile Ireland lament nonballad patriotic
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Greenleaf/Mansfield 70, "That Dear Old Land" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "Scarborough Settler's Lament" (theme) and references there
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