Emigrant's Farewell (I), The

DESCRIPTION: The singer bids farewell to Ireland; he will admire his home even though he will never return. He bids his sweetheart come with him. He notes how all the best folk of Ireland are going away. He mentions the gold and alcohol available in the New World
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1938 (Sam Henry collection)
KEYWORDS: emigration farewell poverty
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (2 citations):
SHenry H743, pp. 200-201, "The Emigrant's Farewell" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #15034
cf. "The Green Fields of America (I)" (theme)
The Green Fields of America
File: HHH743

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