Erin the Green (I)
DESCRIPTION: The singer dreams that Napoleon has landed in Ireland, saying, "Rise up my friend." "He was the hero we longed for to see. The bells of the chapel resounded a ditty To welcome Napoleon to Erin the Green"
EARLIEST DATE: 1979 (Tunney-StoneFiddle)
KEYWORDS: dream Ireland nonballad patriotic Napoleon
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Moylan 130, "Erin the Green" (1 text, 1 tune)
Tunney-StoneFiddle, pp. 39-40, "Erin the Green" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: The ballad is recorded on one of the CD's issued around the time of the bicentenial of the 1798 Irish Rebellion. See:
Franke Harte and Donal Lunny, "Welcome Napoleon to Erin the Green" (on Franke Harte and Donal Lunny, "My Name is Napoleon Bonaparte," Hummingbird Records HBCD0027 (2001)) - BS
For the likely background to this song, see the notes to "The Shan Van Voght." - RBW
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