M'Dermott's Farewell

DESCRIPTION: A young man on the Limeric city quay is bound for America. "For want of wages and employment, home and country I must flee." He thinks of his parents and sweetheart left behind. He hopes "fortune [will] smile upon me" so he can return.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1965 (OLochlainn-More)
KEYWORDS: poverty emigration farewell America Ireland nonballad family
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
OLochlainn-More 79, "M'Dermott's Farewell" (1 text, 1 tune)
File: OLcM079

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