Och, Och, Eire, O!

DESCRIPTION: The Irish exile misses home and his "native bay." He recalls the races and games at Christmas. The new home is "lonely and drear"; there is no call of the corncrake. He wishes he had a boat to row back home
AUTHOR: English translation by Eleanor Hull
EARLIEST DATE: 1895 (for the Gaelic version; Gaelic Journal)
KEYWORDS: homesickness emigration
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
SHenry H819, pp. 219-220, "Och, Och, Eire, O!" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "Scarborough Settler's Lament" (theme) and references there
File: HHH819

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