“Farewell to the Banks of the Roe”


The singer, dying, recalls the "land where the shamrock grows green" and "Mary with snowy white bosom." He lists all the things he enjoyed in Ireland which he cannot do in his new home. He bids farewell to all these lost joys

Cross references


  1. SHenry H791, p. 218, "Farewell to the Banks of the Roe" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, HHH791


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1939 (Sam Henry collection)
Found in: Ireland