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Albert Roche sings while Gerald Campbell looks on, ca. 1975 / Aidan O'Hara

Albert Roche sings while Gerald Campbell looks on, ca. 1975 / Aidan O'Hara

Albert Roche sings while Gerald Campbell looks on, ca. 1975.

Donald Monroe

Albert Roche

Donald Monroe / Albert Roche

Donald Monroe, song (Come all ye good men that's inclined for to roam, to seek for employment …) A variant of the 18th-century Scottish broadside, “Donald Munro,” this murder ballad tells the tale of a man who immigrates to America, leaving his sons behind as he cannot afford their fares. They follow in search of their father seven years later. They are attacked by highwaymen and killed. As they lay dying, their murderer realises that he has killed his two sons.  This song was widely sung in Newfoundland and several versions collected there, with the result that it exists with a number of different melodies and configurations of lyrics. Kenneth Peacock published three different versions in his Songs of the Newfoundland Outports 3 (1965:812–16). MacEdward Leach also recorded several versions.

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John Joe English sings for the Roche brothers / Aidan O'Hara

John Joe English sings for the Roche brothers / Aidan O'Hara

Albert Roche (seated with back to the camera) and Dermot Roche (seated, looking left) listen to John Joe English perform (seated at the table).

Transcript of 'Donald Munroe' [Donald Monroe] as sung by Albert Roche / Aidan O'Hara

Donald Monroe, song (Come all ye good men that's inclined for to roam …) A typed transcript based on Aidan O'Hara's field recording, with annotations and corrections by the collector.