Leaving Dear Old Ireland
Date March 1955
Track ID 62973
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1955.26.A3

Original Tape ID

SA1955.026

Summary

A fragment of the sentimental song 'Leaving Dear Old Ireland' ['Three Leaves of Shamrock'], in which a man about to emigrate is stopped by a girl and asked to convey three shamrock leaves to her brother - they were plucked from their mother's grave.

Item Notes

1 verse of 8 lines with a chorus of 4 lines. Composed by James McGuire, and published in 1889 by Harding's Music Office, New York.

See:
'A History of Popular Music in America' (S. G. Spaeth, 1948) p. 250

Recording Location

County - Perthshire

Parish - Blairgowrie

Village/Place - Blairgowrie

Language

English

Genre

Song

Collection

SoSS

Classification

R3769;