Kaimos tou Metanasti, O (The Immigrant's Heartbreak)

DESCRIPTION: Greek. "Pheugo, glukeia, (x3), manoula mou." "I depart, sweet one (x3), mother of mine." The singer hopes that neither his nor his mother's heart will break. He is going to America to earn money, but wonders what good it will do given his mother's sorrow
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1947 (Korson-PennLegends); reportedly learned 1920
KEYWORDS: foreignlanguage emigration hardtimes mother separation
FOUND IN: US(MA)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Korson-PennLegends, pp. 439-440, "O Kaimos tou Metanasti (The Immigrant's Heartbreak)" (1 Greek text plus non-poetic English translation, 1 tune)
File: KPL439

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