Erin's Green Shore
Stewart Hendrickson

Erin’s Green Shore—Trad.
Rambles of Spring—Tommy Makem, © 1977 The Harry Fox Agency, Inc.
Carrigdhoun—Trad. A lament of a young maid for the loss of her lover in the siege of Limerick, 1691.
Lament for Limerick—Trad. A lament for the siege of Limerick in 1691. I learned this version from the playing of James Kelly
Ned of the Hill (Eamonn an Chnuic)—Trad. Edmund Ryan of the Hill was an Irish earl displaced by Cromwell after the Battle of the Boyne who stayed in Ireland to fight the British. Here he sheltered with his old girlfriend. Later a neighbor killed him while giving him "shelter" for the reward money, only to find that the reward had just been withdrawn after Edmund had done an Englishman a service.
Mo Róisín Dubh/ Geaftai Bhaile Bui/ Caoineadh Uí Dhónail/ Coolin—Trad. Irish slow airs.
A Stor Mo Chroi—Trad. air, words by Brian O'Higgins (1882-1949). A stor mo chroi - treasure of my heart.
Lough Sheelin Eviction—Trad. Co. Cavan was hard hit by the Great Famine in the mid-nineteenth century. In the winter of 1847, the local landlord in Mountnugent parish decided to evict over 200 people. This ballad is based on this event witnessed by the local Catholic priest.
Jamie Raeburn—Trad. From a broadside ballad ca.1880-1900. Jamie Raeburn is reputed to have been a baker in Glasgow, sentenced for petty theft and given transportation to Australia.
Long Cookstown—Trad. This version is from the singing of Niamh Parsons.
Bonnie Irish Maid—Trad.
John Ryan’s/ Denis Murphy’s/ I’ll Tell Me Ma—Trad. polkas
Stone By Dan Murphy’s Store—Johnny Patterson. Johnny spent his childhood just round the corner from Murphy's shop in Simm's Lane, Ennis. The purpose of the Stone was protect the gable end of the building from damage from passing carriages, carts, etc.
Green Grows the Laurel—Trad. This version is collated from English collections. The tune is from Yorkshire.

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