Home I Left Behind, The

DESCRIPTION: "An Irish boy he sat alone by Susquehanna shore" thinking sadly of "the home he left behind." He recalls summer, dances, and a girl in Ireland. He and his widowed mother were driven from home "when landlord, bailiffs and police broke in our cottage door"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1987 (Munnelly/Deasy-Lenihan)
KEYWORDS: homesickness emigration separation dancing hardtimes America Ireland nonballad mother landlord
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Munnelly/Deasy-Lenihan 46, "The Home I Left Behind" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #5235
Tom Lenihan, "The Home I Left Behind" (on IRTLenihan01)
File: RcHILBh

Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List

Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography

The Ballad Index Copyright 2018 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.