Shamrock Shore, The (The Maid of Mullaghmore)

DESCRIPTION: The singer calls on the muses to help him express his grief over leaving home. Having left Ireland for (Scotland), he says that (Glasgow) girls are pretty but they aren't the girl he left behind. He warns others against leaving their loves behind
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1886 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 11(494))
KEYWORDS: love separation homesickness
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (3 citations):
SHenry H20a, p. 216, "The Maid of Mullaghmore" (1 text, 1 tune)
O'Conor, p. 74, "The Shamrock Shore" (1 text)
OLochlainn-More 88A, "The Shamrock Shore" (1 text)

Roud #2287
RECORDINGS:
Paddy Tunney, "The Shamrock Shore" (on IRPTunney01)
BROADSIDES:
Bodleian, Harding B 11(494), "The Shamrock Shore" ("In a musing mind with me combine"), H. Such (London), 1863-1885; also 2806 b.9(258), 2806 b.11(168)[Misprint in title--The Shamrore.coShk--and text], Harding B 26(598), "The Shamrock Shore" ("You muses nine, with me combine"); 2806 c.8(285), "The Shomrock Shore," printed at Cork between 1800 and 1899, shelfmark Harding B.26(598).
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Scarborough Settler's Lament" (theme) and references there
cf. "Girls of the Shamrock Shore" (theme of separation -- not transportation -- and one verse)
NOTES: O'Conor includes "In the blooming spring, when the small birds sing, and the lambs did sport and play, My way I took, and friends forsook, till I came to Dublin Quay." - BS
Paddy Tunney's version on IRPTunney01 has the singer going to New York rather than to Glasgow. - BS
File: HHH20a

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