A Stor Mo Chroi (Treasure of My Heart)
DESCRIPTION: The singer to his/her love: You'll soon leave for a strange land "rich in its treasures"; "the lights of the city may blind you ... turn away from the throng and the bliss ... come back soon To the love that is always burning" and Erin's shore.
AUTHOR: Brian O'Higgins (Brian na Banban) (1882-1963?)
EARLIEST DATE: 1906 (Donhoe's Magazine)
KEYWORDS: love emigration parting Ireland nonballad
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (3 citations):
ADDITIONAL: Brian O'Higgins, "An Irish Picture," story in _Donahoe's Magazine_, Vol. 55, No. 6, June 1906 (Boston: Donahoe's Magazine Company), p. 608, "(no title)" (1 text, tune referenced)
Brian O'Higgins (as "Brian na Banban"), _The Voice of Banba: Songs and Recitations for Young Ireland_, M. H. Gill & Son, Ltd., 1907, p. 42, "A Stoir Mo Chroidhe" (1 text) (available on Google Books)
Brian O'Higgins, _Glen Na Mona: Stories and Sketches_, Whelan & Son, 1918, p. 112, "(no title)" (1 text, tune referenced) (available at hathitrust.org)
Ollie Conway, "A Stor Mo Chroi" (on IRClare01)
cf. "Bruach na Carriage Baine/:The Brink of the White Rocks" "(tune, according to "Glen Na Mona: Stories and Sketches" and "An Irish Picture")
A Stoir Mo Chroidhe
A stór mo croidhe
NOTES [73 words]: From a story called "An Irish Picture" by Brian O'Higgins, in Donahoe's Magazine, Vol. 55, No. 6, (Boston: Donahoe's Magazine Company, June 1906), page 608. - JD
Brian O'Higgins is also sometimes credited with "Moses Ritoora-li-ay." Quite a stretch from here to there.
For some reason, although all sources seem to agree that O'Higgins was born in 1882, I've seen three different death dates: 1949, 1963, and 1966. Wikipedia says 1963. - RBW
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