DESCRIPTION: The singer, now in the United States, recalls his youth in Killabane. He "roamed the wild mountain crest," danced "from midnight till dawn" and hunted "the wild hare." He hopes for the vindication of "long-vanquished Erin."
EARLIEST DATE: 1956 (OCroinin-Cronin)
KEYWORDS: emigration hunting dancing America Ireland nonballad patriotic
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
OCroinin-Cronin 58, "Famed Killabane" (1 text)
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