Wearing of the Green (IV), The
DESCRIPTION: "Farewell, for I must leave thee, my own, my native shore." The singer's father is buried in Ireland. His mother weeps but would weep more if he were a traitor, like some others. Exiles love to sing 'The wearing of the green" and think about return
EARLIEST DATE: 1855 (Edward Hayes, The Ballads of Ireland (Boston, 1859), Vol I)
KEYWORDS: exile farewell Ireland nonballad patriotic
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Moylan 34, "The Wearing of the Green" (1 text)
O'Conor, p. 40, "The Wearing of the Green" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Edward Hayes, The Ballads of Ireland (Boston, 1859), Vol I, p. 277, "The Wearing of the Green"
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