My Mother's Last Goodbye

DESCRIPTION: Charlie "left my dear old homestead and went away to sea" after his parents tell him "let no false pride make you forget the loving ones at home," When he returns his parents have died. "My gold it had no joy for me for all its joys was fled"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1980 (recording, James McDermott)
KEYWORDS: rambling return separation death gold father mother
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
McBride 20, "Darling Son" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #9705
James McDermott, "My Mother's Last Goodbye" (on Voice12)
cf. "There's No One Like Mother to Me" (subject)
File: RcMMoLaG

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