Gaeilge

Erin’s lovely home, song / Den McGlynn, singing in English

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Come all ye sons of Erin’s isle come listen unto me
'Til I relate and communicate of a sorrowful tragedy
For the want of bread ten thousands fled some of us had to roam
And leave the land where they were reared called Erin's lovely home

My father was a farmer reared to industry
He had two son they were men big and lovely daughters three
The land being small to serve us all some of us had to roam
And leave the land where they were reared called Erin's lovely home

My father sold the second cow he borrowed twenty pounds
And in the merry month of May we sailed from Derry town
There were thousands more left upon the shore all anxious for to roam
And leave the land where they were reared called Erin's lovely home

We were scarcely seven days sailing when the fever plagued our crew
They were falling like the autumn leaves bidding friends and foe adieu
We were seven long days in quarantine unable for to roam
Like a weary band in a foreign land from Erin’s lovely home

At length my sister she took sick and her life it was taken away
And oh it grieved me sore to see her thrown out into the waves
With her two blue eyes and red rosy cheeks alas she is no more
Her parents may mourn but she’ll never return to Erin's lovely home

We are now in the land of liberty where plenty always grows
Where tradesmen get high wages no matter where he goes
But there’s nothing left here for me but I pilgrim here Il roam
far from my friends and neighbours far from Erin's lovely home

see also   Erin's lovely home / Corney McDaid   Erin's lovely home / Dan McGonigle   Erin's lovely home / Eddie McLoughlin

Erin’s lovely home, song / Den McGlynn, singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:423-ITMA-MP3
Main Performer: Den McGlynn
Title:Erin's lovely home [sound recording] / Den McGlynn, singing in English
Section:Sound Recordings
Recording Location:Tommy Tourish's house, Buncrana, Co Donegal
Recording Date:August 1980
Copyright:Perfomer and Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Physical Description:1 computer file (MP3 file, ca. 5 min.) : digital, stereo
Format:MP3
Subject:Ireland: Singing in English
Language:English
Corporate Author:Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Collection:Jimmy McBride Collection. Audio Cassette 3
URL:http://www.inishowensinging.ie
Roud Number:1427
Related Material: Two good men and true in Playlists
Related Publication: Two good men and true / compiled by Jimmy McBride in Publications
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