DESCRIPTION: Singer overhears two lovers. She asks that he take her with him from Ireland. He is leaving to buy a plantation in America where she will join him. She says, before he dies, he would wish one sight of the Bann River. He bids farewell to Craigie Hill.
EARLIEST DATE: c.1945 (Tunney-StoneFiddle)
KEYWORDS: love emigration parting America Ireland
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Tunney-StoneFiddle, p. 80, "Craigie Hill" (1 text, 1 tune)
Paddy Tunney, "Craigy Hills" (on IRPTunney01); "Craigie Hill" (on Voice04)
Roisin White, "Craigie Hill" (on IRRWhite01)
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