“Saoirse (Liberty)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1934 (O Muirgheasa's _Dha Chead de Cheoltaibh Uladh_, according to Moylan)
Keywords: foreignlanguage France Ireland nonballad political freedom
Found in: Ireland

Description

Gaelic and English. "My name is Freedom." Our first advance was in France. "When the orange tree drops its head Then liberty's sure to flourish." We'll drive out those who oppose us.

Notes

Moylan: This is a macoronic song "collected in Donegal in the early part of the twentieth century... It was probably made prior to 1798." The verses alternate Irish and English "translation." - BS

References

  1. Moylan 27, "Saoirse" (1 text)
  2. BI, Moyl027