t-Oilean Ur, An
DESCRIPTION: Gaelic. The singer goes to America and sees nothing familiar: not a Christian, horse, cow, sheep, but only roaring wild animals and people. When he meets people from Ireland he realizes he would be fortunate to be home even just to find proper mourners.
EARLIEST DATE: 1976 (OBoyle)
KEYWORDS: foreignlanguage emigration America Ireland
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
OBoyle 19, "t-Oilean Ur, An" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [46 words]: The description follows O Boyle's translation. - BS
I would assume that when the singer says he saw no Christians he meant he saw no *Catholics*. This would be almost reasonable if he migrated to, say, New England, especially in the eighteenth or early nineteenth century. - RBW
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