Drumglassa Hill

DESCRIPTION: A confusing song, in which Johnston, and probably Mrs. Johnston, sail for America, and the singer (Johnston? someone else?) hopes to return to Ireland, and there live a life of hunting and enjoying the beautiful scenery
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1937 (Sam Henry collection)
KEYWORDS: Ireland emigration hunting homesickness
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
SHenry H703, pp. 210-211, "Drumglassa Hill" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [39 words]: The best explanation I can think of for this song is that the singer is leaving his hound, Bellman, in the hands of another as he goes over the sea, and is describing how he hopes to return. But even that leaves some loose ends. - RBW
File: HHH703

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