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"
EARLIEST DATE: 1951 (MUNFLA/Leach)
KEYWORDS: rambling return separation death gold father mother
FOUND IN: Ireland Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
McBride-FlowerOfDunaffHillAndMoreTradSongsInnishowen 20, "Darling Son" (1 text, 1 tune)
Tom Finlay, "Mother's Last Goodbye" (on MUNFLA/Leach)
James McDermott, "My Mother's Last Goodbye" (on Voice12)
cf. "There's No One Like Mother to Me" (subject)
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