Farewell to Miltown Malbay
DESCRIPTION: Singer recalls his "bright and pleasant youth ... in Clare" He names the places he walked and danced and people he met. Church bells ring and men pray. "If e'er I find this act devout beyond the ocean foam" he'll be reminded of his last day home.
AUTHOR: Tomas O hAodha (Tom Hayes)(1866-1935) of Miltown Malbay (source: Munnelly/Deasy-Lenihan)
EARLIEST DATE: c.1922 (O hAodha, _The Hills of Clare and Other Verses_, according to Munnelly/Deasy-Lenihan)
KEYWORDS: emigration parting nonballad moniker
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Munnelly/Deasy-Lenihan 5, "Farewell to Miltown Malbay" (1 text, 1 tune)
Kitty Hayes, "Farewell to Miltown Malby" (on IRClare01)
Tom Lenihan, "Farewell to Miltown Malbay" (on IRTLenihan01)
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