On the Eleventh of October in the Year Ninety Nine

DESCRIPTION: The Boer War begins 11 October 1899 "when Ireland was deprived of some brave Irishmen. Married or single to the war they must go To die upon the field or to conquer the foe." The Boers are coming and the slaughter is greater than any since Bonaparte
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1956 (OCroinin-Cronin)
KEYWORDS: war parting death Africa nonballad
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
1899-1902 - Boer War
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
OCroinin-Cronin 110, "On the Eleventh of March in the Year Ninety Two" (1 text)
Roud #16260
NOTES: OCroinin-Cronin has only the title "On the Eleventh of March in the Year Ninety Two" from Elizabeth Cronin's song-lists. OCroinin speculates that the song referred to may be this one "noted from Jerry Buckley of Cnoc Raithin, in 1961." - BS
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File: OCC110

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