“When First To This Country (II)”


"[My] poor heart beat sore" on leaving Molly. She pleads to come with him: "Short trouser, and jacket, my love I'll put on" He could not stand to see her beaten "So you can't come down with me, oh no my love, no." She will wait for his return.

Cross references


  1. Creighton-Maritime, pp. 70-71, "When First To This Country" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #2732
  3. BI, CrMa070


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1951 (Creighton-Maritime)
Found in: Canada(Mar)