“A Stor Mo Chroi (Treasure of My Heart)”

Author: Brian O'Higgins (Brian na Banban) (1882-1949) (source: notes to IRClare01)
Earliest date: 1973 (IRClare01)
Keywords: love emigration parting Ireland nonballad
Found in: Ireland

Description

The singer to his/her love: You'll soon leave for a strange land "rich in its treasures"; "the lights of the city may blind you ... turn away from the throng and the bliss ... come back soon To the love that is always burning" and Erin's shore.

Notes

Brian O'Higgins is also sometimes credited with "Moses Ritoora-li-ay." Quite a stretch from here to there. - RBW

Recordings

References

  1. Roud #3076
  2. BI, RcAStMC