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Posted By: MartinRyan
21-Jun-08 - 07:49 AM
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Subject: Index: Irish Emigrant Ballads and Songs (Ch. IV)
"Irish Emigrant Ballads and Songs"
CHAPTER IV - SOME WELL-KNOWN EMIGRANTS
THE EXILE OF ERIN* 242
"There came to the beach a poor Exile of Erin,"
Source: Lampe, Songs of Ireland, 104-107.
This song appears on broadsides at Harvard, Cambridge, and elsewhere. It is perhaps as familiar as any song in this collection.
AN DIBIRTEACH O EIRINN* 247
(THE EXILE OF ERIN in Irish)
Sources: Hannagan and Clandillon, Songs of the Irish Gaels, 15-16.
THE IRISH EMIGRANT* 248 "I'm sitting by the stile Mary"
Source: Sheet music, Chappell, London Located: British Museum
This song rivals the preceding one in popularity. It appears on broadsides, in song¬sters, and in song books.
I'M SITTING ON THE STILE, MARY (THE IRISH EMIGRANT)* 254
Source: Peacock, Songs of the Newfoundland Outports, vol. 2, 462-463.
SEQUEL TO THE IRISH EMIGRANT 257
"Oh! Mary, I should happy be, if you was but alive,"
Source: Broadside, Birt, London Located: Cambridge University Library
ANSWER TO THE IRISH EMIGRANT 258
"I'm coming back to you, Mary, Australia's shores I find,"
Source: Broadside, Ryle, London Located: Cambridge University Library
PARODY ON THE IRISH EMIGRANT 259
"I'm sitting on a rail, Judy,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint but possibly printed in Glasgow. Located: Boston Public Library
LAMENT OF THE IRISH GOLD HUNTER 260
"I'm sitting on the stile, Mary,"
Source: The Exile of Erin's Songster, 231-233. Located: Harvard University Library. Also a broadside (Andrews, New York) at the Pierpont Morgan Library.
A PARODY ON THE LAMENT OF THE IRISH EMIGRANT 261
"I'm traveling on the Isle, Sarah, through drifts and banks of snow," Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: Brown University (John Hay Library)
PAT MALLOY* 262
"At sixteen years of age, I was my mother's fair-haired boy,"
Source: Sheet Music, Wm, A. Pond, New York, 1865 Located: Free Library of Philadelphia
As well known as any of Dion Boucicault's works with the possible exception of his version of WEARING OF THE GREEN.
RETURN OF PAT MALLOY 265
"When landed safe in Dublin-town, I met a castle-hack—"
Source: "My Father Sould Charcoal" Songster, 24-25. Located: Library of Congress
Also in a broadside printed by Johnson of Philadelphia (Brown University [John Hay Library]. Attributed to A. Anderson. To be sung to "The Captain with the Whiskers.'
PARODY ON PAT MALLOY 267
"At sixty years of age, I was my mother's gray-hair boy,"
Source: "My Father Sould Charcoal" Songster, 25. Located: Library of Congress
O'REILLY THE FISHERMAN* 268
"As I roved out one evening fair down by a riverside"
Source: Songs of the Newfoundland Outports, vol. 3. 698-699.
(Two variants of the tune follow.)
JOHN RILEY* 269
Source: Leach, Folk Ballads and Songs of the Lower Labrador Coast, 58-59.
JOHN RILEY (or REILLY); or AS I ROVED OUT ONE MORNING* 270, 271, 272
Source: Journal of the Folk-Song Society,No. 19 (Second part of Vol. V), 1914-1916, 147-148. Broadsides are variously titled: at the New York Public Library, LAMEN¬TATION OF RILEY AND MARY CAMPBELL (Swindells, Manchester); at the Boston Public Library, O'RILEY THE FISHERMAN (no imprint but probably American); at the National Library of Ireland, THE TRUE LOVER'S LAMENTA¬TION (no imprint). The song was printed widely in Ireland, England, Canada, and the United States.
YOUNG RILEY* 273
"First in dis country I came a stranger"
Source: Folk Ballads and Songs of the Lower Labrador Coast, 308-309.
YOUNG RILEY 274
"As I was walking through the county of Cavan,"
Source: Broadside, H. Disley, London Located: Boston Athenaeum. This is a variant of the song above, of course, but I have included it because it seems to differ substantially. There are many other Riley (Rylie, Reilly) songs, of which the two that follow are only samples.
SUSAN & YOUNG RILEY 275
"You tender maidens I pray draw near," Source: Broadside, John O. Bebbington, Leeds Located: Cambridge University Library
THE WEXFORD LOVERS 276
"You tender maidens I pray draw near,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: Bodleian Library, Oxford A variant.