Gaeilge

Erin’s lovely home, song / Eddie McLoughlin, singing in English

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Come all that’s at their liberty come listen unto me
‘Till I relate and communicate this sorrowful tragedy
For the want of trade there was thousands strayed so far away from home
Far from the cot where they were reared called Erin’s lovely home

My father was a farmer reared up in Glenswilly
He had one only son and for daughters beauty three
The land’s too small to serve us all some of us must roam
And leave the spot where they were reared called Erin's lovely home

My father sold the second cow he borrowed twenty pounds
The next or second evening we sailed from Derry town
There were thousands there stood on the quay unable for to roam
And leave the spot where they we were reared called Erin's lovely home

The third day we were sailing my sister she took sick
My sister she took very sick and died the following day
There was nothing on earth could grieve me more to see her thrown in the sea
With the dashing waves up ‘round her grave so far away from home
Far from the spot where they we were reared called Erin's lovely home

The next day we got landed and got work the following day
They say there’s bread and work for all in the lands of liberty
But there’s no one on earth will ask for me no matter where I roam
And I pray for the spot where I was reared called Erin’s lovely home

see also   Erin's lovely home / Dan McGonigle   Erin's lovely home / Corney McDaid   Erin's lovely home / Den McGlynn

Erin’s lovely home, song / Eddie McLoughlin, singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:447-ITMA-MP3
Main Performer: Eddie McLoughlin
Title:Erin's lovely home [sound recording] / Eddie McLoughlin, singing in English
Section:Sound Recordings
Recording Location:Doherty's Bar, Umgall, Co Donegal
Recording Date:September 1987
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 58
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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