DESCRIPTION: "Oh! Dermot Astore! between waking and sleeping I heard thy dear voice, and I wept to its lay" She asks whether this is their last meeting. "I know we must part, but oh! say not for ever."
AUTHOR: Anne Barry Crawford
EARLIEST DATE: before 1861 (broadside, LOCSinging sb10099a)
KEYWORDS: love separation parting exile
REFERENCES (2 citations):
WolfAmericanSongSheets, #472, p. 31, "Dermot Astore. Reply to Kathleen Mavourneen" (2 references)
O'Conor, p. 146, "Dermot Astore" (1 text)
Bodleian, Harding B 18(613), "Dermot Astore. Reply to Kathleen Mavourneen," H. De Marsan (New York), 1859-1860 [same as LOCSinging sb10099a]; also Harding B 11(878), "Dermot Astore. The Reply to Kathleen Mavourneen"
LOCSinging, sb10099a, "Dermot Astore," H. De Marsan (New York), 1859-1860 [same as Bodleian Harding B 18(613)]; also as102940, "Dermot Astore. Reply to Kathleen Mavourneen"
cf. "Kathleen Mavourneen" (characters)
NOTES: See the description for "Kathleen Mavourneen" for the background to this song. Mrs. Crawford is a co-author to that.
Broadsides LOCSinging sb10099a and Bodleian Harding B 18(613): 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
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