“Bannow's Lonely Shore”


"As on my pillow I recline in a foreign land to rest, The love of Bannow's flowery banks still throbs within my breast." The singer remembers his youth, plus ships, birds, and "youthful joys."


Ranson: "It is believed that the song was composed by John Kane, a native of Grange, Bannow, when in exile in America." - BS


  1. Ranson, pp. 26-27, "Bannow's Lonely Shore" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, Ran026


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1948 (Ranson)
Found in: Ireland