There's a Dear Spot in Ireland

DESCRIPTION: The singer recalls the "dear spot" where his aged mother lived with his brothers and sisters. Poverty has brought him over the sea. Now mother is dead. He hopes his brothers and sisters can join him; they will make a poor but honest home
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1901 (Hylands-Mammoth-Hibernian-Songster)
KEYWORDS: homesickness emigration mother death separation orphan home
FOUND IN: Ireland US(MW,SE)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Henry/Huntingdon/Herrmann-SamHenrysSongsOfThePeople H821, p. 220, "There's a Dear Spot in Ireland" (1 text, 1 tune)
Brown/Belden/Hudson-FrankCBrownCollectionNCFolklore2 134, "I Left Ireland and Mother Because We Were Poor" (1 short text)
Dean-FlyingCloud, pp. 117-118, "I Left Ireland and Mother Because We Were Poor" (1 text)
Hylands-Mammoth-Hibernian-Songster, p. 209, "I Left Ireland and Mother Because We Were Poor" (1 text)

Roud #4962
File: HHH821

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