The singing of the birds reminds the singer of the days (s)he spent listening to the birds in Juberlane. She wishes she were home, "But miles and miles divide me, and duty here hath tied me/" She wishes she had wings to fly home

Cross references


  1. SHenry H507, pp. 213-214, "Juberlane" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, HHH507


Author: Nellie Crowley (Corrigan)
Earliest date: 1933 (Sam Henry collection)
Keywords: bird homesickness
Found in: Ireland