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Resting on the Stile, Mary

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Alternative title: The Irish Emigrant

Performer: Brazil, Danny
Place Collected: Elmstone Hardwicke
Date collected: 1995 (13 Apr)
Collector: Davies, Gwilym
Roud Number: 2661

This sentimental song was printed very often on broadsides in the 1800s and reprinted in various Irish song collections as “The Irish Immigrant” or “The Irish Immigrant’s Lament”. For all its popularity in the printed form, it has been collected relatively few times, in Canada, the USA, Northern Ireland and England.

Notes by Gwilym Davies 15 April 2015