'Where am I from?' From the green hills of Erin, 'Have I no Song then?' My songs are all sung. 'What of my love?' 'Tis alone I am farin' Old grows my heart, An' my voice yet is young. 'If she was tall?' Like a king's own daughter. 'If she was fair?' Like a mornin' o' May. When she'd come laughin' 'Twas the runnin' wather When she'd come blushin' 'Twas the break o' day. 'Where did she dwell?' Where one'st I had my dwellin'. 'Who loved her best?' There no one now will know. 'Where is she gone?' Och why would I be tellin' Where she is gone There I can never go.
- by Agnes Shakespeare Higginson (1864 - 1955), as Moira O'Neill [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Charles Villiers Stanford, Sir (1852 - 1924), "A broken song", op. 77 no. 5, published 1901 [low voice and piano], from An Irish Idyll in Six Miniatures, no. 5, London, Boosey & Co. [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Mike Pearson
This text was added to the website: 2013-07-12
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Word count: 113