I Love Old Ireland Still
DESCRIPTION: The singer wants to see "old Ireland once more free." Ireland would prosper if allowed "the wealth that lies beneath her soil." "Let friends all turn against me, let foes say what they will, My heart is with my country, I love old Ireland still."
AUTHOR: probably J.H. Woodhouse (per broadside Bodleian Harding B 11(4009)
EARLIEST DATE: 1901 (O'Conor)
KEYWORDS: Ireland nonballad patriotic
REFERENCES (1 citation):
O'Conor, p. 131, "I Love Old Ireland Still" (1 text)
Bodleian, Harding B 11(4009), "I Love Old Ireland Still", Howard & Co (London), n.d.
NOTES: Broadside Bodleian, Harding B 11(4009): "Written, composed, and sung with tremendous success by J.H. Woodhouse." - BS
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