Little Town in the Old County Down
DESCRIPTION: "If I had the wings of a swallow" I would go across the sea, back to "the dear little town in the old County Down." Singer thinks of his sweetheart, left behind. "Like the black sheep of old I'll come back to the fold"
EARLIEST DATE: 1921 (McCormack recording)
KEYWORDS: homesickness love return reunion separation Ireland nonballad
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
John McCormack, "Little Town in the Old County Down" (HMV 5-2484, 1921)
Maudie Sullivan, "Little Town in the Old County Down" (on MUNFLA/Leach)
NOTES: Maudie Sullivan's version is close to McCormack's, with its difficult tune. Maudie Sullivan sang another McCormack song indexed here: "Love's Old Sweet Song." - BS
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