Saturday, October 11, 2014

Songs from Irish history

The fields of Athenrye

This song tells the story of a young man sent to prison for many years for stealing food during the Irish famine.

In this song, a parent speaks to their son who is leaving for America, and who he may never see again.

Another, very moving story of a father in Ireland whose son leaves for America. They exchange letters for many years but never see each other again. The son makes a good life and even some money, bit never comes back to visit. (with lyrics)

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