Flower of Sweet Erin the Green, The
DESCRIPTION: Singer supposes her true love is "far from sweet Erin the green." He "vowed to be constant and true." She denied him and now blames herself for their separation. She warns maids "never your true love despise." She sees no peace but "yon dark silent grave"
EARLIEST DATE: 1970 (Morton-FolksongsSungInUlster)
KEYWORDS: love sex separation Ireland nonballad
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Tunney-WhereSongsDoThunder, pp. 144-145, "The Flower of Sweet Erin the Green" (1 text)
Morton-FolksongsSungInUlster 22, "Erin the Green" (1 text, 1 tune)
Morton/Maguire-ComeDayGoDayGodSendSunday 42, pp. 131-132,172, "Erin the Green" (1 text, 1 tune)
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