DESCRIPTION: Edward Boyle, helped by friends, leaves his lover, parents and Ireland for America. The singer recalls his flute playing. She curses Columbus: many lovers mourn his follower's return. If she had gold she would give it up for one glimpse of Edward Boyle.
EARLIEST DATE: 1970 (Morton-Ulster)
KEYWORDS: love emigration separation America Ireland nonballad music
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Tunney-SongsThunder, pp. 139-140, "Edward Boyle" (1 text)
Morton-Ulster 28, "My Charming Edward Boyle" (1 text, 1 tune)
Morton-Maguire 43, pp. 133-134,172, "My Charming Edward Boyle" (1 text, 1 tune)
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