“The Shamrock from Glenore”


The singer recalls his mother's speech as he set out walking on a Saint Patrick's Day: She plucks a shamrock and praises it. But she is old; he must cross the sea. Still he cherishes the token of mother and home


The date and master id (GB-4738-1/2) for Hayward's record is provided by Bill Dean-Myatt, MPhil. compiler of the Scottish National Discography. - BS


  1. SHenry H34, p. 213, "The Pretty Three-Leaved Shamrock from Glenore" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. ADDITIONAL: Richard Hayward, Ireland Calling (Glasgow,n.d.), p. 2, "The Three-leafed Shamrock from Glenore" (text, music and reference to Decca F-3283 recorded Aug 12, 1932)
  3. Roud #8126
  4. BI, HHH034


Alternate titles: “The Four-Leaved Shamrock from Glenore”; “My Little Four-Leaf Shamrock from Glenore”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1924 (Sam Henry collection)
Found in: Ireland