DESCRIPTION: The singer reports being sick of the city, and wishes he were back in Dunloy. The city is loud and strange, and the people look unhealthy. He misses his neighbors, who made life a joy. The corncrake cries, "Come back, come back to Dunloy."
AUTHOR: Andrew Doey
EARLIEST DATE: 1933 (Sam Henry collection)
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
SHenry H498, pp. 211-212, "Oul' Dunloy" (1 text, 1 tune)
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