DESCRIPTION: The singer calls on the maidens to listen to his(?) story, asking them to pity a wandering youth. He recalls his departure from Glenbush; now dreams and memories of home say to him, "Come back to sweet Glenbush"
EARLIEST DATE: 1934 (Sam Henry collection)
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
SHenry H573, p. 212, "Sweet Glenbush" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "Scarborough Settler's Lament" (theme) and references there
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