“Carnatogher's Braes”


The singer says that no place on earth as dear as his old home by Carntogher's Braes. He recalls life and friendship there. "But cruel fate has ordered it that I must sail the seas"; he expects to return home once he has made his fortune


  1. SHenry H237, p. 189, "Carnatogher's Braes" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #13546
  3. BI, HHH237


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1928 (Sam Henry collection; the Derry Journal may have printed the song a few years earlier)
Keywords: emigration poverty home
Found in: Ireland