Little Old Mud Cabin on the Hill, The

DESCRIPTION: The singer recalls how his father sold the livestock to send him across the sea, "For in Paddy's land but poverty you'll find." The singer misses home, mother, the local music; he wishes he were still there
AUTHOR: S.Gaffney
EARLIEST DATE: 1936 (Sam Henry collection)
KEYWORDS: homesickness emigration poverty
FOUND IN: Ireland US(MW)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
SHenry H642, pp. 207-208, "The Little Old Mud Cabin on the Hill" (1 text, 1 tune)
Dean, pp. 100-101, "Old Mud Cabin on the Hill" (1 text)

Roud #9271
RECORDINGS:
Eddie Coyle, "The Little Old Mud Cabin on the Hill" (on IRHardySons)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Little Joe the Wrangler" [Laws B5] (tune) and references there
cf. "Scarborough Settler's Lament" (theme) and references there
File: HHH207

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