Shamrock from Tiree, A

DESCRIPTION: The singer, who will "see [Erin] no more," recalls the green fields, the red roses, the birds' songs. He dreams of home and its history -- the feasts in the halls of the O'Cahans, the playing of Rory Dall. All this was called back by receipt of a shamrock
AUTHOR: James O'Kane
EARLIEST DATE: 1937 (Sam Henry collection)
KEYWORDS: homesickness flowers bird emigration
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
SHenry H716, pp. 218-219, "A Shamrock from Tiree" (1 text, 1 tune)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Scarborough Settler's Lament" (theme) and references there
File: HHH176

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