Wearing of the Green (II), The
DESCRIPTION: "One blessing on my native isle! One curse upon her foes!" In exile the singer thinks of Mary left behind and his parents buried in Ireland. The foe "might have let the poor man live." "But watch the hour that yet will come, For the Wearing of the Green"
AUTHOR: Henry Grattan Curran (1800-1876)
EARLIEST DATE: 1888 (Sparling)
KEYWORDS: exile separation Ireland nonballad patriotic
REFERENCES (2 citations):
O'Conor, p. 130, "The Wearing of the Green" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: _Irish Minstrelsy_ by H. Halliday Sparling (London, 1888), pp. 13-14, 497, "The Wearing of the Green"
Bodleian, 2806 b.10(108), "The Wearing of the Green" ("One blessing on my native isle!"), unknown, n.d.
NOTES: For information about the author see The Princess Grace Irish Library (Monaco) site entry for Henry Grattan Curran. - BS
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