Shamrock from Glenore, The

DESCRIPTION: The singer recalls his mother's speech as he set out walking on a Saint Patrick's Day: She plucks a shamrock and praises it. But she is old; he must cross the sea. Still he cherishes the token of mother and home
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1924 (Sam Henry collection)
KEYWORDS: emigration separation homesickness mother
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (2 citations):
SHenry H34, p. 213, "The Pretty Three-Leaved Shamrock from Glenore" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Richard Hayward, Ireland Calling (Glasgow,n.d.), p. 2, "The Three-leafed Shamrock from Glenore" (text, music and reference to Decca F-3283 recorded Aug 12, 1932)

Roud #8126
ALTERNATE TITLES:
The Four-Leaved Shamrock from Glenore
My Little Four-Leaf Shamrock from Glenore
NOTES: The date and master id (GB-4738-1/2) for Hayward's record is provided by Bill Dean-Myatt, MPhil. compiler of the Scottish National Discography. - BS
File: HHH034

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