“Saoirse (Liberty)”


Gaelic and English. "My name is Freedom." Our first advance was in France. "When the orange tree drops its head Then liberty's sure to flourish." We'll drive out those who oppose us.


Moylan: This is a macoronic song "collected in Donegal in the early part of the twentieth century... It was probably made prior to 1798." The verses alternate Irish and English "translation." - BS


  1. Moylan 27, "Saoirse" (1 text)
  2. BI, Moyl027


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1934 (O Muirgheasa's _Dha Chead de Cheoltaibh Uladh_, according to Moylan)
Found in: Ireland