DESCRIPTION: The singer is from Killarney and in tracing his pedigree each name has a Mac or O. St Patrick banished the frogs and toads from Ireland. No braver heroes can be found than those from "Ireland where the apple praties grow"
EARLIEST DATE: 1951 (MUNFLA-Leach); 19C (broadside, Bodleian Bod6713 2806 c.8(231)
KEYWORDS: emigration Ireland nonballad
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
Cyril O'Brien, "The Apple Praties" (on MUNFLA-Leach)
Bodleian, Bod6713 2806 c.8(231), "Apple Praties" ("My name is Tade O'Sullivan I came from sweet Killarney"), unknown, 19C; also Bod22475 2806 c.8(296), "Apple Praties"
NOTES [20 words]: Cyril O'Brien's version shares a few verses with the broadside but adds others that still fit the Ireland-is-home theme. - BS
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