The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #97665   Message #3911761
Posted By: GUEST
18-Mar-18 - 06:53 PM
Thread Name: Origins: The Country I'm Leaving Behind
Subject: RE: Origins: The Country I'm Leaving Behind
hello i live in england and my grandfather tom steed who died in 1970 age 85 used to sing this song in ballintleva, county galway, the family was great friends wih the keanes of caherlistrane from less than a mile away,
all his brothers and sisters emigrated to the usa around the turn of the century and he would sing this song in memory of them. i remember him singing this in the 50s and then in the 60s when i was a teenager
mike walsh