“A Shamrock from Tiree”


The singer, who will "see [Erin] no more," recalls the green fields, the red roses, the birds' songs. He dreams of home and its history -- the feasts in the halls of the O'Cahans, the playing of Rory Dall. All this was called back by receipt of a shamrock

Cross references


  1. SHenry H716, pp. 218-219, "A Shamrock from Tiree" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, HHH176


Author: James O'Kane
Earliest date: 1937 (Sam Henry collection)
Found in: Ireland