My Emmet's No More
DESCRIPTION: "Despair in her wild eye, a daughter of Erin" played the harp and "sang Erin's woes and her Emmet no more." She accuses "tyrants and traitors" and the "proud titled villains" who cowered before him before they murdered him.
EARLIEST DATE: 1901 (O'Conor) ; beginning 19C (Zimmermann)
KEYWORDS: rebellion execution patriotic Ireland separation love
Sep 20, 1803 - Robert Emmet (1778-1803) is hanged
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (3 citations):
O'Conor, p. 143, "My Emmet's No More" (1 text)
Zimmermann 25, "My Emmet's No More" (1 text, 1 tune)
Moylan 156, "My Emmet's No More" (1 text, 1 tune)
Bodleian, Harding B 17(204b), "My Emmet's No More", unknown, n.d.; also 2806 b.10(16), "My Emmet's No More"
cf. "Bold Robert Emmet" (subject) and references there
NOTES [16 words]: For the sad background of this typically Irish story, see the notes to "Bold Robert Emmet." - RBW
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