Exiled Irishman's Lament, The (The Exiles of Erin)

DESCRIPTION: "Green were the fields where my forefathers dwelt," but the lease expires and the singer is forced to leave. His home burns though he obeys the law. "I supported old Ireland... We have numbers, and numbers do constitute pow'r -- Let us will to be free"
AUTHOR: George Nugent Reynolds (source: Moylan)
EARLIEST DATE: before 1804 (_Paddy's Resource_, according to Moylan)
KEYWORDS: exile Ireland patriotic home
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REFERENCES (2 citations):
O'Conor, p. 100, "The Exiles of Erin" (1 text)
Moylan 25, "The Exiled Irishman's Lamentation" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #13387
BROADSIDES:
Bodleian, Harding B 18(150), "Erin Go Bragh!" ("Green was the fields where my forefathers dwelt"), H. De Marsan (New York), 1864-1878 [same as LOCSinging sb10111b]
LOCSinging, sb10111b, "Erin Go Bragh!" ("Green was the fields where my forefathers dwelt"), H. De Marsan (New York), 1864-1878 [same as Bodleian Harding B 18(150)]

CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Slieve Gallen Braes" (theme)
NOTES: Broadside LOCSinging sb10111b and Bodleian Harding B 18(150): 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
File: OCon100

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