Ellen O'Connor

DESCRIPTION: Ellen O'Connor is leaving Ireland because the famine and eviction have reached Mayo. The singer hopes she will remember their good times and will return soon. He says "Him that sent the famine will make the cornfields smile." Better times are coming.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1970 (Morton-Ulster)
KEYWORDS: love emigration separation hardtimes starvation Ireland dialog nonballad political
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Morton-Ulster 26, "Ellen O'Connor" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #2887
NOTES: Morton-Ulster: "I don't think it is too tenuous to see Ellen O'Connor as yet another allegory for Ireland." To understand Morton's point, see the discussion of "aisling" in the notes to "Eileen McMahon." - BS
File: MorU026

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