Castleroe Mill

DESCRIPTION: The singer meets a girl on Lammas Day. He tells her that he has saved up enough to emigrate to Canada, and asks if she will go with him. She cannot leave; her parents are "on the decline." He departs but hopes he can return to her
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1924 (Sam Henry collection)
KEYWORDS: love courting rejection father mother emigration age
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
SHenry H22b, p. 361, "Castleroe Mill" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #4719
cf. "We'd Better Bide a Wee" (theme)
cf. "Betsy of Dramoor" (theme)
File: HHH022b

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