Wind That Shakes the Barley

DESCRIPTION: "I sat within the valley green, I sat me with my true love." The singer tries to decide between love of a girl and love of country. He is saying goodbye when an English bullet kills the girl. Now, filled with sad memories, he goes to fight the English
AUTHOR: Robert Dwyer Joyce (1830-1883) (source: Moylan-TheAgeOfRevolution-1776-1815)
EARLIEST DATE: 1861 (Joyce's _Ballads, Romances and Songs_, according to Moylan-TheAgeOfRevolution-1776-1815)
KEYWORDS: Ireland rebellion soldier death separation
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Galvin-IrishSongsOfResistance, pp. 98-99, "The Wind That Shakes the Barley" (1 text, 1 tune)
Moylan-TheAgeOfRevolution-1776-1815 63, "The Wind that Shakes the Barley" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT, WINDBARL WINDCORN

Roud #2994
RECORDINGS:
The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem, "The Wind That Shakes the Barley" (on IRClancyMakem03)
Sarah Makem, "The Wind that Shakes the Barley" (on Voice08)

CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Rolling Neuse" (theme)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
The Wind That Shakes the Corn
NOTES [67 words]: The ballad is recorded on one of the CD's issued around the time of the bicentenial of the 1798 Irish Rebellion. See:
Franke Harte and Donal Lunny, "Wind That Shakes the Barley" (on Franke Harte and Donal Lunny, "1798 the First Year of Liberty," Hummingbird Records HBCD0014 (1998)) - BS
"The Wind That Shakes the Corn" appears to be a modern adaption of this rebel song, though I can't prove this. - RBW
File: PGa098

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