“Edward Boyle”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1970 (Morton-Ulster)
Keywords: love emigration separation America Ireland nonballad music
Found in: Ireland

Description

Edward Boyle, helped by friends, leaves his lover, parents and Ireland for America. The singer recalls his flute playing. She curses Columbus: many lovers mourn his follower's return. If she had gold she would give it up for one glimpse of Edward Boyle.

References

  1. Tunney-SongsThunder, pp. 139-140, "Edward Boyle" (1 text)
  2. Morton-Ulster 28, "My Charming Edward Boyle" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Morton-Maguire 43, pp. 133-134,172, "My Charming Edward Boyle" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. Roud #2906
  5. BI, TST139