“Dear Mallow, Adieu”


The singer bids adieu to Mallow, "where all may live just as they please," and recalls its pleasures. Now he is leaving "for the city's dull uniform scene." He will miss women, companions, and freedom. He hopes to return next spring.


Croker-PopularSongs: "In 1750, Dr Smith thus describes Mallow, which was then a very fashionable watering-place:'... Here is generally a resort of good company during the summer months, both for pleasure and the benefit of drinking the waters....'"


  1. Croker-PopularSongs, pp. 243-249, "Dear Mallow, Adieu" (1 text)
  2. BI, CrPS243


Author: Samuel Whyte (1724-1811) (source: Croker-PopularSongs)
Earliest date: 1772 (Samuel Whyte,_The Shamrock, or Hibernian Cresses_, according to Croker-PopularSongs)
Keywords: farewell nonballad home