“My Emmet's No More”


"Despair in her wild eye, a daughter of Erin" played the harp and "sang Erin's woes and her Emmet no more." She accuses "tyrants and traitors" and the "proud titled villains" who cowered before him before they murdered him.


For the sad background of this typically Irish story, see the notes to "Bold Robert Emmet." - RBW

Historical references

  • Sep 20, 1803 - Robert Emmet (1778-1803) is hanged

Cross references


  • Bodleian, Harding B 17(204b), "My Emmet's No More", unknown, n.d.; also 2806 b.10(16), "My Emmet's No More"


  1. O'Conor, p. 143, "My Emmet's No More" (1 text)
  2. Zimmermann 25, "My Emmet's No More" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Moylan 156, "My Emmet's No More" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. BI, OCon143A


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1901 (O'Conor) ; beginning 19C (Zimmermann)
Found in: Ireland