Rich Amerikay [Laws O19]
DESCRIPTION: A young farmer is leaving Ireland. His rich sweetheart urges him not to go to a foreign land, but Ireland is too impoverished for him. Seeing that she cannot change his mind, she at last decides to go with him
EARLIEST DATE: 1929 (Greenleaf/Mansfield)
KEYWORDS: poverty courting emigration
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf) US(MA)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Laws O19, "Rich Amerikay"
Greenleaf/Mansfield 97, "Rich Amerikay" (1 text, 1 tune)
FSCatskills 27, "Wild Amerikay" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "The Star of Donegal" (plot)
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