“Brow of Sweet Knocklayd”


The singer recalls watching the lambs play by sunset on Knocklayd. Now she (?) must leave friends and parens behind "to cross the ocean to some far-off foreign shore." The song ends with the moon rising over Knocklayd


  1. SHenry H19b, p. 196, "Brow of Sweet Knocklayd" (1 text, tune referenced)
  2. BI, HHH019b


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1924 (Sam Henry collection)
Keywords: emigration
Found in: Ireland