Shamrock Shore (I), The

DESCRIPTION: Hard times and high taxes force the singer to leave Ireland for America. He and his friends spend six weeks in the woods, and the other three all die. He warns against coming to America. He hopes to return to Ireland
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1925 (Sam Henry collection)
KEYWORDS: emigration hardtimes death
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
SHenry H69, p. 201, "The Happy Shamrock Shore" (1 text, 1 tune)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
The Irishman's Farewell to His Country
NOTES: This is truly a curious song; how did the singer and friends get in trouble so quickly? Unless something has been lost, I have to suspect this was composed by someone who had never been to America, and thought it all a vast wilderness. - RBW
File: HHH069

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