Green Hills of Antrim, The
DESCRIPTION: "Oh, dark was the day when I sailed from Cushleake And crossed the wild ocean, my fortune to seek." The singer's new land has beautiful birds and high mountains, but he misses home and Mary Machree "where the green hills of Antrim sweep down to the sea"
AUTHOR: Words: Canon Barnes
EARLIEST DATE: 1935 (Sam Henry collection)
KEYWORDS: homesickness emigration separation derivative
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
SHenry H606, p. 208, "The Green Hills of Antrim" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "The Mountains of Mourne" (tune, lyrics)
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