Kilnamartyra Exile, The
DESCRIPTION: The singer left Ireland for America for "love of money." After twelve years travelling from Alabama to the Rockies "black misfortune followed me" "Age has overtaken me and youth has long forsaken me." He will always fondly remember Kilnamartyra.
EARLIEST DATE: 1978 (OCanainn)
KEYWORDS: homesickness emigration separation hardtimes America Ireland age
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
OCanainn, pp. 74-75, "The Kilnamartyra Exile" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: OCanainn: "This well-known song of the exile from Kilnamartyra in West Cork was sung for us by Sean O Se. Sean said it was written around the turn of the century by John Brown, a soldier who eventually became a John of God lay-brother." - BS
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