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Subject: Index: Irish Emigrant Ballads and Songs (Ch. VI)
"Irish Emigrant Ballads and Songs"


BELFAST LASS                                                                                339
"When I was young and in my prime, and free from care and strife,"
Source Broadside, Swindells, Manchester Located Cambridge University Library

THE BLACKWATER SIDE*                                                                       340
"As I roved out on a fine Sunday morning"
Source Peacock, Songs of the Newfoundland Outports, vol 2,503 504

THE BLACKWATER SIDE                                                                       342
"As I roved out one evening fair down by a shady grove,"
Source Broadside, H Such, London Located British Museum   
This song is a variant of the one above, of course, but different enough for inclusion here

THE BOLD SAILOR                                                                        343
"It was on a summer's morning,"
Source    Chapbook, Jemmy Manilla (Asthore), Walter Kelly, Waterford Located Henry E Huntington Library
A variant appears on a broadside (Pitts, London) in the Library of Congress

BONNY LABOURING BOY                                                                344
"As I roved out one evening being in the blooming spring,"
Source Broadside, no imprint Located National Library of Ireland

THE BOYS OF KILKENNY                                                                       345
"Oh, the boys of Kilkenny are brave roaring blades "
Source Broadside, J H Johnson, Philadelphia Located Library Company of Philadelphia

THE BOYS OF KILKENNY (melody only)*                                                       345
Source Healy and O'Keefe, The First Book of Irish Ballads, vii

BRIDGET DONAHUE                                                                        346
"It was in the County Kerry,"
Source Walton's 132 Best Irish Songs and Ballads
The Colorado Folksong Bulletin, I (January, 1962) 13, reports a shorter variant sung by Mrs Maurine Waller and collected by Miss Sally Monsour

CHARMING SALLY GREER*                                                                347
"Good people all both old and young my age is twenty three,"
Source Peacock, Songs of the Newfoundland Outports, vol 2,358 359   
In another version the ship is named Monarch of Aberdeen

DOWN BY THE TANYARD SIDE                                                        349
"I am a ramblin' hero, and love has me betrayed,"
Source: Walton's 132 Best Irish Songs and Ballads, 106.

DOWN BY THE TANYARD SIDE (Melody only)*                                               349
Source: The First Book of Irish Ballads, vii.

THE EMIGRANT'S FAREWELL TO IRELAND                                                350
"Farewell, to dear Erin, I now must leave you,"
Source: Broadside, M'Intosh, Calton Located: Boston Public Library.
A variant, no imprint, is in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. Also in the Paddle Your Own Canoe Songster. A variant called THE NEW IRISH EMIGRANT appeared in a broadside by H. Such, London (Yale).

FAREWELL DEAR ERIN (Melody only) *                                                        351
Source: Journal of the Irish Folk Song Society, XVII (1920), 13. A variant.
THE EMIGRANT'S LETTER                                                                       352
"Dear Danny,"
Source: Butler, Best Irish Songs of Percy French, 63-64.

ERIN'S BLOOMING JANE                                                                353
"In blooming May, when Flora gay the fragrant fields adore"
Source: Broadside, H. P. Such, London Located: British Museum

ERIN'S GREEN SHORE* (DIXIE'S GREEN SHORE)                                        355
"So lately one eveing as I rambled"
Source: Moore, Ballads and Folk Songs of the Southwest, 194-195.
Also: ERIN'S GREEN SHORE* Source: Songs of the Newfoundland Outports, vol. 2, 362-63,
and THE MANTLE OF GREEN* 357 Source: Creighton, Songs and Ballads from Nova Scotia, 171-72.
This song also appears in Belden, Cox, Greenleaf and Mansfield, Mackenzie, Laws, O Lochlainn, Randolph, Thomas, and elsewhere.

ERIN'S LOVELY HOME                                                                        358
"Come, all you young men at liberty, I pray you to draw near,"
Source: Broadside, Sanderson, Edinburgh Located:   University of Chicago Library
THE EMIGRANT'S TRAGEDY (ANSWER TO ERIN'S LOVELY HOME) actually has little to do with this song and appears elsewhere in this collection.

ERIN'S LOVELY HOME* (Melody only)                                                        359
Source:   Leach, Folk Ballads and Songs of the Lower Labrador Coast, 48-49. This song has had wide distribution (see Mackenzie, Laws, and elsewhere).

ERIN'S LOVELY HOME* (Melody only)                                                        360
Source: Journal of The Irish Folk Song Society, I (1903), 11. A variant.

LADY LEROY                                                                                361
"Bright Phoebus had risen and shone o'er the sea;"
Source: Gardner and Chickering, Ballads and Songs of Southern Michigan, 174. Also in Cox, Dean, Flanders and Brown, Greenleaf and Mansfield, and elsewhere.

LAMENTATION FOR THE LOSS OF IRELAND                                                363
"Farewell sweet Erin, fare thee well,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint
Located: Identical copies were found at Cambridge University and the National Library of Ireland.

THE LIMERICK LOVERS                                                                364
"You lover's all attention, the truth I will pen down,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint
Located: Royal Irish Academy. A variant called THE BELFAST LOVERS (broadside, T. Pearson, Manchester) is in the Cleveland Public Library.

THE TOWN OF SWEET RAQUALE                                                        365
"I am a wealthy farmer's son,"
Source: Tape 82 - 063, Ivan Walton Collection. Probably sung by John W. Green. Beaver Island, Michigan (1957?). Located: Michigan Historical Collections, Ann Arbor, Michigan. A variant.

"Oh were I at the moss house, where the birds do increase,"
Source: O Lochlainn, Irish Street Ballads, 150.
Appears as THE STREAMS OF BUNCLODY in Sparling as well as in The Third Book of Irish Ballads.

THE MAID OF NENAGH TOWN                                                                367
"If you muses nine with me combine"
Source: Journal of the Irish Folk Song Society, IX (1911), 14. The words "were taken down by Mrs. C. Milligan Fox in New York, from the singing of two Sligo girls, M. Kilcoyne and Mollie Garrity."

MARY FROM DUNGLOE*                                                                368
"Oh, then, fare ye well sweet Donegal, the Rosses and Gweedore" Source: Irish Street Ballads, 148-49. Also in the Guinness Book of Irish Ballads and as FARE YOU WELL, SWEET DONEGAL in The First Book of Irish Ballads and in the Journal of the Irish Folk Song Society, XVIII (1921).

MARY NEAL*                                                                               369
"I am a bold undaunted youth, my name is Tom McCann,"
Source: Songs of the Newfoundland Outports, vol. 1, 216-17. Also as a broadside (CHARMING MARY NEAL) in the Linenhall Library, Belfast, and in Sparling, Irish Minstrelsy. In both versions John calls himself "the heir of your whole estate, by your daughter, Mary Neal." Yale holds a broadside, no imprint, called MARY NEAL AND JOHN M'CANN.

MOLLIE DEAR or BARNEY'S COURTSHIP                                                       371
"The clouds have dispersed and the moon shines so" Source: Broadside, J. H. Johnson, Philadelphia Located: American Antiquarian Society

THE FAITHFUL RAMBLER*                                                                      372
"I am a young man delights in sport"
Source: Sam Henry Collection Located: Central Library, Belfast

THE FARMER'S SON                                                                        373
"Young lovers all I pray draw near,"
Source: Chapbook, The Thorn, The Book and Stationary Ware-House, Dublin Located: National Library of Scotland. The reference to West Florida marks this song as very old.

HANDSOME SALLY*                                                                       374
"Young men and maidens, I pray draw near;"
Source: Joyce: Old Irish Folk Music and Songs, 193-194. A variant.

THE GIRL I LEFT BEHIND*                                                                      375
"My parents reared me tenderly"
Source: Journal of the Irish Folk Song Society, XIX (1922), 66. Some variants (broadside, no imprint, Bodleian Library, Oxford; ALL FROLICKING I'LL GIVE OVER, Journal of the Folk-song Society, VIII (1927-1931), 3-4; etc.) contain no reference to either Ireland or America.

THE GREAT ELOPEMENT TO AMERICA                                                377
"Farewell to old Ireland the land of my fathers,"
Source: Broadside, Haly, Cork Located: Bodleian Library, Oxford

IF YOU GO TO A FOREIGN LAND* (In Irish and English)                                        379
Same first line
Source: O'Sullivan, Journal of the Irish Folk Song Society, XXII-XXIII (Dec, 1926), 1-3.

IN COURTSHIP THERE LIES PLEASURE*                                                382
"In courtship there lies pleasure between my love and I," Source: Songs of the Newfoundland Outports, vol. 2, 465-466.

IRISH GIRL                                                                                384
"Abroad as I was walking down by a riverside,"
Source: Chapbook, The Merry Roundelay, J. Evans, London Located: Yale University Library

THE IRISH GIRL* (Melody only)                                                                385
Source: Joyce, Old Irish Folk Music and Songs, 190.

KATIE O'RYAN                                                                                386
"On the banks of the Shannon, in darling old Ireland,"
Source: Erin-Go-Bragh Songster, 64-65. Located: Library of Congress Also in O'Conor.

THE FLOW'RY SHANNON SIDE                                                               387
"It was on a summer's morning, as early I did stray,"
Source: Broadside, H. Marsan [sic], New York Located: Library of Congress. Also in the Henry E. Huntington Library.

THE IRISH GIRL'S LAMENT*                                                               389
"One evening when Venus bright her radiant beams displayed,"
Source: Doerflinger, Shantymen and Shantyboys, 318-319. A variant.

MULLINABRONE*                                                                               391
"As I walked out one evening, it being in the month of May,"
Source: Sam Henry Collection Located: Central Library, Belfast. If not actually a variant, closely related to the
preceding song.

"Draw near each tender lover, whilst I relate my grief,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: National Library of Ireland. A variant.

A MUCH ADMIRDED SONG CALLED, BILLY FROM AMERICA                                393
"Being on a summer morning all in the month of May,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located: Royal Irish Academy A related song.

PHILADELPHIA LASS                                                                        394
"It was on a summer's morning, all in the month of May,"
Source: Broadside, W. and T. Fordyce, Hull Located: Cambridge University Library. A variant.

ANSWER TO THE PHILADELPHIA LASS                                                       395
"You lovers all, both great and small, attend unto my theme,"
Source: Broadside, W. and T. Fordyce, Hull Located: Cambridge University Library. MY FATHER'S SERVANT BOY (below) is the more common title.

MY FATHER'S SERVANT BOY* (Melody only)                                               396
Source: Sam Henry Collection Located: Central Library, Belfast Also on broadsides (White, Liverpool, at the Linenhall Library, Belfast; no imprint, British Museum; Such, London, British Museum) and elsewhere.

MY BONNY IRISH BOY*        397
"His name I love to mention, in Ireland he was born,"
Source: Songs of the Newfoundland Outports, vol. 2, 560-561, 562-563, (two separate songs by this name). Variant A appears also in Irish Com-All-Ye's. Sec alsoJAl-'L, 67 (1954), 123-136. Ballads and the Songs of Newfoundland contains a version much like B but includes a reference to the young lady going to Boston, where she dies.

MY DEAR FATHERLAND                                                                       400
"My heart's with my"Mary, for she is my treasure,"
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located:   National Library of Ireland
A variant (MY HEART'S WITH MY NORAH), a broadside by Sharp, Burough (?), is in the UCLA Library.

MY LOVE NELL                                                                               401
"Come all you all, both great and small, and listen unto me,"
Source:   The New Dublin Comic Songster Located: British Museum. Also in The Dublin Dan Songster (Library of Congress) and on a J. Wrigley broadside (Boston Public Library).

MY LOVE NELL (Melody only)*                                                            401
The air here is the traditional The Tailor and the Piper Source:   Healy, Irish Ballads and Songs of the Sea, 82.

A NEW SONG CALLED MARY O!                                                        402
"I being young and airy to rambling I took my way," Source:   Broadside, no imprint Located:   Central Library, Belfast

A NEW SONG CALLED PATRICK MY DARLING                                                403
"Patrick, my darling, you are going far away," Source: Broadside, no imprint Located:   Yale University Library

A NEW SONG CALLED THE PRIDE OF KILAMAVEE                                        404
"You lovers all on you I call come listen to my song" Source: Broadside, no imprint Located:   Bodleian Library, Oxford

NORA DARLING*                                                                        405
"I am going far away, Nora darling," Source: Owens, Texas Folk Songs, 158-159. Also (as BARNEY McCOY) in Irish Come-All-Ye's.

NORAH M'SHANE                                                                        406
"I've left Ballymornach a long way behind me,"
Source:   Broadside, Andrews, New York   Located:   Library Company of Philadelphia. Also in a broadside by H. Such, London (British Museum).

NORTH AMERICA, or THE FLOWER OF ENNISKILLEN                                        407
"You lovers all, both great and small, that live in Ireland,"
Source: Broadside, Haly, Cork. Located: Cambridge University Library

Also as YOU LOVERS ALL*                                                                       408
"You lovers all, both great and small, that dwell in Ireland,"
Source: Sam Henry Collection Located: Central Library, Belfast

PATRICK'S FAREWELL*                                                                       409
"Oh give me some shamrock to wear in my jacket,"
Source:   Kidson and Moffatt, English Peasant Songs from the Frank Kidson Collection, 64-65.

PATRICK RILEY                                                                        410
"My name is Patrick Riley, the truth I will make known," Source: O'Conor, Irish Com-All-Ye's, 35. Also in Dean.

PAT'S LETTER                                                                               411
"Well, Mary, me darlint, I'm landed at last,"
Source; O'Conor, Old-Time Songs and Ballads of Ireland, 105-106.

PAT'S LOVE                                                                               412
"Och hone and it's Biddy McClooney" Source: O'Conor, Irish Com-All-Ye's, 96.

THE POOR WOUNDED BOY                                                               413
"You tender young lovers of every degree," Source:   Broadside, J. Catnach, London Located:   Cambridge University Library

THE RAMBLING IRISHMAN*                                                               414, 415
"I am a rambling Irishman," Source: Fowke, Traditional Singers and Songs from Ontario, 92-93.

THE ROVING IRISHMAN                                                                       416
"I am a roving Irishman,"        
Source: Broadside, no imprint Located:   Pierpont Morgan Library. This variant of the preceding song appears to differ sufficiently to justify inclusion here.

RICH AMERIKAY*                                                                               417
"Ye roving blades of Ireland"
Source:   Greenleaf and Mansfield, Ballads and Sea Songs of Newfoundland, 195-197. The Abelard Folk Song Book contains a variant called WILD AMERIKAY.

SALLY MONROE*                                                                               419
"My name is George Dicks; I'm a blacksmith by trade."
Source: Leach, Folk Ballads and Songs of the Lower Labrador Coast, 108-109. A variant appears in Songs of the Newfoundland Outports.

THE SPORTING YOUTH*                                                                       420
"I'm a stranger to this country"
Source: Irish Street Ballads, 94-95. Also on broadsides, no imprint, at the Royal Irish Academy and Cambridge University.

THE STAR OF DONEGAL*                                                                       421
"One evening fair to take the air, alone as I chanced to stray," Source:   Sam Henry Collection Located:   Central Library, Belfast Also in Irish Street Ballads.

SWEET DUNLOY*                                                                        422
"On the twelfth day of November last, I hope you'll bear in mind," Source:   Sam Henry Collection Located: Central Library, Belfast

TO CHARMING KATE IN IRELAND                                                        424
"Oh! dearest Kate, farewell a while," Source: Broadside, H. De Marsan, New York Located:   Library Company of Philadelphia

THE TRUE LOVER'S FAREWELL TO IRELAND                                                425
"Twas of a summer's evening, as I went out to walk,"
Source:   Broadside, James Lindsay, Glasgow Located: National Library of Scotland. Also on a broadside, no imprint, at the Bodleian Library, Oxford.

WHEN FIRST I CAME TO THE COUNTY LIMERICK*                                       426
"When first I came to the county Limerick there"
Source: Old Irish Folk Music and Songs, 233-234.

WIDOW MC GEE                                                                        427
"Though old Erin's oppressed, 'tis a beautiful place,"
Source: O'Conor, Irish Corn-All-Ye's, 86-87.

YANKEE LAND*                                                                              428
"In Belfast town down in the North,"
Source: Ballads and Sea Songs of Newfoundland, 194.