Irishman's Farewell to his Country, The (The Shamrock Shore IV)
DESCRIPTION: Farewell, dear Erin's native shore, For here I cannot stay." The singer is leaving for America. "As our ship she lies at anchor, boys, Now ready for to sail." He bids farewell to friends, parents, grandfather.
EARLIEST DATE: 1965 (OLochlainn-More)
KEYWORDS: emigration farewell sea ship America Ireland nonballad friend family
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
OLochlainn-More 88, "The Shamrock Shore" (1 text, 1 tune)
Margaret Barry and Michael Gorman, "Farewell, My Own Fair Native Land" (on Voice04)
Bodleian, 2806 c.8(157), "The Irishman's Farewell to his Country," Haly (Cork), 19C; also 2806 c.8(121), "The Irishman's Farewell to his Country"; 2806 b.10(89), "The Irishman's Farewell to his Native Land"
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