“Gelvin Burn”


The singer bids farewell to his old home, detailing all the historic and beautiful places nearby, "For I must go far from the Roe, my fortune to pursue." He promises to remember, and hopes that he will meet old friends again


For "Cooey-na-Gal" O'Cahan, and the other O'Cahans, see the notes on "The Banks of the Roe"

Historical references

  • 1385 - Death of "Cooey-na-Gal" O'Cahan

Cross references


  1. SHenry H667, pp. 192-193, "Gelvin Burn" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #13549
  3. BI, HHH667


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1936 (Sam Henry collection)
Keywords: emigration
Found in: Ireland