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.
AUTHOR: unknown
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)
Roud #6368
cf. "Scarborough Settler's Lament" (theme) and references there
File: GrMa070

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