Terence's Farewell to Kathleen
DESCRIPTION: "So, my Kathleen, you're going to leave me All alone by myself in this place." She is leaving Terence for England. He warns her against the deceitful men. He can't stop her going and when she returns "spaking such beautiful English" he "won't know" her
AUTHOR: Words: Helen Selina Blackwood, Lady Dufferin, Countess Gifford (1807-1867)
EARLIEST DATE: before 1860 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 11(3764))
KEYWORDS: courting separation England nonballad
REFERENCES (1 citation):
O'Conor, p. 89, "Terence's Farewell to Kathleen" (1 text)
Bodleian, Harding B 11(3764), "Terence's Farewell", A. Ryle and Co. (London), 1845-1859; also Firth b.26(248), Harding B 26(638), Firth c.26(121), 2806 c.15(333), Harding B 11(3766), Harding B 11(3767), Firth c.13(267), Firth b.27(99), "Terence's Farewell"
LOCSinging, as113450, "Terence's Farewell to Kathleen", H. De Marsan (New York), 1859-1860; also sb40522b, "Terence's Farewell to Kathleen"
NOTES: Broadside LOCSinging as113450: H. De Marsan dating per Studying Nineteenth-Century Popular Song by Paul Charosh in American Music, Winter 1997, Vol 15.4, Table 1, available at FindArticles site. - BS
According to [no author listed], The Library of Irish Music (published by Amsco), the tune for this is "The Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow." - RBW
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