Girls of the Shamrock Shore

DESCRIPTION: "It being in the spring when the small birds sing And the lambs do sport and play, I entered as a passenger To New South Wales sailed o'er...." Sentenced to transportation for fourteen years, the singer bids farewell to the girls of the Shamrock Shore
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1968
KEYWORDS: transportation separation parting
FOUND IN: Australia
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Meredith/Anderson, p. 171, "The Girls of the Shamrock Shore" (1 text, 1 tune)
Fahey-Eureka, pp. 40-41, "The Girls of the Shamrock Shore" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT, GIRLSHAM*

Roud #3365
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Van Dieman's Land (II -- Young Henry's Downfall)" (floating lyrics)
cf. cf. "Scarborough Settler's Lament" (theme) and references there
cf. "The Shamrock Shore (The Maid of Mullaghmore)" (theme of separation -- not transportation -- and one verse)
File: MA171

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