Green Hills of Islay, The
DESCRIPTION: "The green hills of Islay (or New Bay), they're far far away" The singer thinks of the glens and hills of home. His mother prays for him and longs for his return. A sweetheart may change an old love for new but the love of a mother is always the same.
EARLIEST DATE: 1951 (MUNFLA-Leach)
KEYWORDS: homesickness home return separation nonballad mother
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf) Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: Alexander MacMillan MacShannon, "The Green Hills of Islay". School of Scottish Studies Archive SA1975.045,Tobar an Dualchais/Kist o Riches accessed 13 August 2018 from http://www.tobarandualchais.co.uk/fullrecord/74841/1
Roud #24801 and 30128
Theresa Butler, "The Green Hills of New Bay" (on MUNFLA-Leach)
NOTES [31 words]: The MUNFLA/Leach text is a localized version of the Argyllshire text. Islay is an island of the Inner Hebrides; New Bay is on the north coast of Newfoundland. Steve Roud splits the two. - BS
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