Old Ireland I Adore
DESCRIPTION: "Oh, Erin's Isle, my heart's delight, I long to see thee free." O'Connell fought to make Ireland free. "If you were free as once we were How happy would we be! No foreign landlord then would dare To lord it over thee"
AUTHOR: James Walsh
EARLIEST DATE: before 1867 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 12(242))
KEYWORDS: Ireland nonballad patriotic
1775-1847 - Life of Daniel O'Connell
REFERENCES (1 citation):
O'Conor, p. 113, "Old Ireland I Adore" (1 text)
Bodleian, Harding B 12(242), "The Exile's Lament", J. Harkness (Preston), 1840-1866; also 2806 b.10(82), Harding B 11(2918), 2806 c.15(287), Firth c.26(235), "The Exile's Lament"
cf. "The Harp That Once Through Tara's Halls" (tune)
cf. "Daniel O'Connell (I)" (subject: Daniel O'Connell) and references there
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