“Don't Run Down the Irish (My Father Was Born in Killlarney)”


"My father was born in Killarney, My mother was born in Cork; I've been taught to love old Ireland Ever since I could walk. So don't run down the Irish; If you do, you'll make me cry. For an Irishman I've always been, And an Irishman I'll die."


  1. Meredith/Covell/Brown, p. 224, "My Father was Born in Killarney" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, MCB224


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1987
Keywords: nonballad Ireland
Found in: Australia