Roving Journey Man
A tranlastion of the old Irish song "An Spailpín Fánach" which appears in the book. "Kings, Lords and Commons" by Frank O'Connor
The lesser known version of this well worn song learned from Donal McGuire, deals with the wisdom of hindsight with regard to a life time of indulgence.
My Lagan Love
Although many explanation have been put forward as to the source of the song it remains much of a mystery. Even so it bears a most attractive tune.
Green Fields of Canada
An Emigration ballad of the post famine period relating to the penial times of Ireland.
Banks of the Bann
A song which illustrates the old story of parental objection to the relationship of their offspring with a partner deemed unworthy.
When a Man's in Love
A song of the trials and tribulation of courtship, ending on this occasion, favourable.
From a poem by W.B. Yeats.
Merrily Kiss the Quaker's Wife
A lilted version of the well-known Kerry Slide (jig).
Lambs on the Green Hills
A variant of the "The False Bride", a song popularized in Ireland. The tuned is said to come from the Hebrides.
Song for Ireland
Evocative of the West of Ireland as seen through the eyes of a visitor.