Sweet Clonalee

DESCRIPTION: The singer explains why he is leaving Clonalee for America. He loved a girl, but she turned instead to a wealthy old farmer. The farmer accused the singer of sheep-stealing. He leaves his parents behind and curses James Magee (presumably the farmer)
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1934 (Sam Henry collection)
KEYWORDS: love courting rejection age money emigration accusation theft sheep
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
SHenry H554, p. 400, "Sweet Clonalee" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #7967
File: HHH554

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