Green Banks of Banna, The
DESCRIPTION: "By the green banks of Banna I wander alone Where the river runs softly by sweet Portglenone." The singer recalls the day her lover said he must leave her. She laments his long absence. She will be happy once he returns
AUTHOR: Maud Houston?
EARLIEST DATE: 1928 (Sam Henry collection)
KEYWORDS: love separation
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
SHenry H233, pp. 287-288, "The Green Banks of Banna" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: Sam Henry attributed this to Maud Houston, but only in one of his copies. In any case, it's the sort of thing anyone might scrap together from traditional pieces. - RBW
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