“Rich Amerikay”


A young farmer is leaving Ireland. His rich sweetheart urges him not to go to a foreign land, but Ireland is too impoverished for him. Seeing that she cannot change his mind, she at last decides to go with him

Cross references


  1. Laws O19, "Rich Amerikay"
  2. Greenleaf/Mansfield 97, "Rich Amerikay" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. FSCatskills 27, "Wild Amerikay" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. Roud #1916
  5. BI, LO19


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1929 (Greenleaf/Mansfield)
Found in: Canada(Newf) US(MA)