“M'Dermott's Farewell”


A young man on the Limeric city quay is bound for America. "For want of wages and employment, home and country I must flee." He thinks of his parents and sweetheart left behind. He hopes "fortune [will] smile upon me" so he can return.


  1. OLochlainn-More 79, "M'Dermott's Farewell" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, OLcM079


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1965 (OLochlainn-More)
Found in: Ireland