“Ould Ireland, You're My Darlin'”


"Ould Ireland, you're my jewel sure." The singer blesses "each manly son... But hang the knave and dastard slave So base as to deny thee." He pledges "a love that ne'er can perish."


Broadside Bodleian Harding B 18(388): H. De Marsan dating per _Studying Nineteenth-Century Popular Song_ by Paul Charosh in American Music, Winter 1997, Vol 15.4, Table 1, available at FindArticles site. - BS


  • Bodleian, Harding B 18(388), "Ould Ireland You're My Darlin'", H. De Marsan (New York), 1861-1864


  1. O'Conor, p. 126, "Ould Ireland, You're My Darlin'" (1 text)
  2. BI, OCon126


Author: unknown
Earliest date: before 1865 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 18(388))