Mudcat Café message #731533 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #48568   Message #731533
Posted By: GUEST,Philippa
17-Jun-02 - 01:48 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Happy immigration songs (discuss also)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Happy immigration songs (discuss also)
Like Murph (14 June) - but a bit later- I also thought of Mursheen Durkin. The verses I know, as in the DT, are sung by a intending and hopeful emigrant, but a couple of verses given in a Mudcat thread have the emigrant finding a "fortune in far Amerikay". Other songs of intending emigrants tell of difficulties at home and (infer) hopes of a better life abroad: the Shores of Americay, "tomorrow I leave on the foam, To seek a home for my own true love, On the shores of Americay." & Slieve Gallion Braes (sad to leave his land, "but the rates are getting higher and I can no longer pay, So farewell unto you bonny, bonny Slieve Gallion Brae"