Maid of Erin
 


Citation

“Maid of Erin,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed January 27, 2023, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31714.


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Title

Maid of Erin

Description

This item is part of the I. G. Greer Folksong Collection which consists of more than 300 individual song titles and their variants as collected by Isaac Garfield Greer (1881-1967) from informants, primarily in Ashe, Wilkes and Watauga counties. The collection includes manuscripts, typescript transcriptions produced by Dr. Greer’s clerical staff, and handwritten musical notations. Songs range from traditional Child Ballads, traditional English and Scottish ballads as well as their American variants, to 19th century popular music to musical compositions of local origin.

Subject

Folk songs, English--Ireland
Ireland--Songs and music
Political songs and ballads

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Contributor

Greer, I. G. (Isaac Garfield), 1881-1967

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Text

Transcription

The Maid, or Erin

My thoughts delight to wander,
Upon a distant shore
Where lovely, fair, and tender,
Is she whom I adore.
May heaven its blessings sparing,
On her bestow them free,
The lovely maid of Erin,
Who sweetly sang to me.

Had fortune fixed my station,
In some propitious hour,
The monarch of a nation,
Endowed with wealth and power
That wealth and power sharing,
My pureless queen should be,
The lovely maid of Erin,
Who sweetly sand to me.

Although the restless ocean,
May long between us roar,
Yet while my heart has motion,
She will long within its core
For artless and endearing ,
And mild and young is she,
The lovely maid of Erin,
Who sweetly sang to me.

When fate gives intimation,
That my last hour is nigh,
With placid resignation,
I will lay me down and die
Fond hope my bosom cheering,
That I in heaven shall see
The lovely maid of Erin,
Who sweetly sang to me.

File name

113_MaidOfErin

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