Mary, the Pride of Killowen
DESCRIPTION: The singer describes the fine summer night when he emigrated from Coleraine and Mary. He recalls courting her, and says he will never forget the place or the girl He blesses the spot they met.
AUTHOR: Andrew Orr
EARLIEST DATE: 1847 (Derry Standard)
KEYWORDS: love separation emigration
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
SHenry H26b, p. 250, "Mary, the Pride of Killowen" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: In this particular instance, the song's author Andrew Orr did emigrate (to Australia). Whether the rest of the song is historical is not clear; it's interesting that he wrote at least one other song (Ann o' Drumcroon) with the same plot but a different heroine. - RBW
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