Emigrant (I), The
DESCRIPTION: "At dawn of the morning the ship shall be sailing That takes me away from the land of my birth ... It's nought but oppression that tears us asunder." He bids farewell to the dances, colleens, and stories.
EARLIEST DATE: 1948 (Ranson)
KEYWORDS: emigration farewell sea ship nonballad
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Ranson, pp. 16-17, "The Emigrant" (1 text, 2 tunes)
cf. "The Irish Emigrant's Lament" (plot)
NOTES: Ranson: "This song is popular all over the county." - BS
(Given how few the reports of it are, I rather suspect Ranson is confusing this with one of the oh-so-many-other emigrant songs. - RBW
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