Country I Was Born In, The

DESCRIPTION: The singer has left Donegal and is bound for America "where I'm told a man he's paid there for his labour." In Ireland he has seen people starving or "hurled by the landlord from their door." No matter where he goes he will always think of home.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1973 (Morton-Maguire)
KEYWORDS: emigration work hardtimes America nonballad political landlord
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Morton-Maguire 53, pp. 149-150,176, "The Country I Was Born In" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #2936
File: MoMa053

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